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hpcsaNews24 reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) intensified its picket outside the offices of the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) in Pretoria on Wednesday.  

The union has accused the HPCSA of unilaterally implementing a business process engineering project that will, essentially, digitise the organisation.  Workers are anxious that the new IT infrastructure could lead to job losses and view the lack of consultation as a sign that management has something to hide.  Nkululeko Ntloko, Nehawu branch secretary and shop steward at the HPCSA, commented:  "This (implementation) is being done in a very [secretive] manner in the organisation, which brings suspicion to us.  It has some hidden agendas, hence we are coming to the table in this manner of people picketing on the streets."  The HPCSA is a statutory body that regulates registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour of all health professionals in SA.

  • Read the full original report by Inga Mbambisa and view a short video at News24
  • Read too, Strike at HPCSA over new technology that could replace workers, at Pretoria News


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