Nehawu strike: Calls for community health workers to be recognised

Nehawu says it's now or never for community health workers to be properly recognised. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union says it is now or never for community health workers to be recognised.

The unions announced a nationwide strike to intensify the call on the government to employ workers permanently.

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It briefed media on its plans to paint all provinces red on Thursday.

It is a battle that will play out on the picket lines.

This issue is not a new one. In 2016, community health workers in Gauteng succeeded in becoming employees of the health department.

Nehawu is also opposing government's salary freeze.

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An eNCA exclusive on Monday exposed the deplorable conditions of health workers in the Eastern Cape.

Asked about this, Nehawu called on the provincial government to prioritise hospitals.

Nehawu says demonstrations on Thursday will not disturb critical operations in the health sector.

Watch the video above for more details.


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