EMS members march for better work conditions

Johannesburg emergency workers are marching for their safety and well-being. eNCA's Lindokuhle Xulu has the latest on the action. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Workers from Gauteng’s emergency medical services are accusing the health department of exploitation.

They marched to the department's offices in Johannesburg on Thursday and handed over a memorandum, demanding payment for extra hours worked.

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The department has been given two weeks to respond positively.

Workers say if their concerns are not addressed, ambulances will not respond to emergency calls.


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