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hpcsaANA reports that the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) on Wednesday said employees and unions had been consulted about the new business process engineering (BPR) process and they were assured the changes would not result in job losses.  

Members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have been on strike since 16 November in a bid to oppose the implementation of the new data capturing system that they believe might lead to job losses.  HPCSA president, Dr Kgosietsile Latlape said:  “I have addressed various meetings with all staff from the beginning of this process to where we are today….  We made a commitment that for the next three years when we embark on this process, nobody will lose their job and that commitment council has kept.”  He added that even unions had been consulted at every step of the way concerning the process, and that he had the meeting minutes to prove it.  Last week, Nehawu’s Nkululeko Ntloko said:  “There are processes that were supposed to have been undertaken under a signed accord between management of HPCSA and Nehawu.  There are processes that are being done secretly.  Management of the organisation has been involved in some processes that were not inclusive to us…”

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