COVID-19: Nehawu calls on members to down tools

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union' is calling on all it's members to down tools next month. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Education, Health, and Allied Workers' Union' is calling on it's members to down tools next month.

They say they will be embarking on a strike against the conditions faced by healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

General secretary Zola Saphetha says all the institutions they visited are facing staff shortages.

He says in certain instances, nurses are forced to do cleaners' jobs.  

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"All the health institutions that were visited by our teams, the shortage of staff was one of the primary factors raised," he said.

Saphetha also says almost all health facilities they visited have a shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

This after the government assured the union that there's sufficient supply.

Source
eNCA