Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

hospersaNews24 reports that the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) on Friday called for greater safety provisions for health workers, after a deadly attack on a nurse the week before last.  

General Secretary Noel Desfontaines said the nurse was attacked by a relative of a patient who had died on Saturday.  The nurse had been caring for the dying patient at the Odi Hospital in Mabopane, north of Gauteng.  "The reason for the anger was that there were visitors around when the patient was discovered dead," Desfontaines said.  He indicated that a family member slammed the nurse's head against a wall and started strangling her.  The nurse died after the attack.  "Hospersa bemoans the circumstances that led to this dangerous situation," Desfontaines said.

  • This short report by Iavan Pijoos is at News24

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page