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nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said on Monday that it was preparing for a strike at private healthcare group, Clinix.  

The issues in dispute include a demand for a 9% salary increase across the board and a minimum monthly salary of R5,500.  The strike is set to begin on 3 December after the CCMA last week awarded the union a certificate permitting a protected strike.  The union recently referred a dispute to the CCMA over alleged unilateral changes to conditions of employment after the employer implemented new job profiles over a period of time, allegedly without any form of consultation with the union.  Zola Saphetha, Nehawu secretary, said their members and workers were now subjected to unfair performance assessments based on the new job profiles.  "This unilateral change to conditions of employment has led to added and extra responsibilities without any form of remuneration adjustments for workers,” Saphetha claimed.  The 2018/19 salary negotiations have also deadlocked.  Clinix owns and manages six hospital facilities within Gauteng and the North West, with current plans afoot for the development and construction of a seventh hospital in Soweto.

Read Nehawu’s press statement in this regard at Polity

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