Some of the bodies laying on the floor of the mortuary are unidentified people from last year’s July unrest as well as the recent KZN floods.
The purpose of the march is to dispute SARS 0% wage increment to workers for the year 2022/2023 financial year.
The unions seem to have rejected Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s plan to get Home Affairs operating on a Saturday.
Unisa had to postpone graduation ceremonies set for this week after NEHAWU members allegedly disrupted them over salary disputes.
NEHAWU has demanded a speedy investigation into the recent Charlotte Maxeke fire that led the hospital to temporarily shut down.
South African Students Congress supporters marched in Pretoria as part of a National Day of Action, with violent clashes breaking out.
President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted a meeting with the national office bearers of Nehawu on Friday 25 September.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had been set to meet with Nehawu, however the engagement had to be postponed to Wednesday, 23 September 2020, as his office said he was ‘really sick’
President Ramaphosa isn’t the only person to phone in sick on a Monday: Minister Jackson Mthembu confirmed that Cyril is ‘in the blankets’…
Nehawu members protested at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth on Monday, threatening a national strike unless demands are met.
Nehawu marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday 3 September to hand over a list of demands for healthcare workers.
Despite the Labour Court ruling that the demonstrations at the National Health Laboratory Service were illegal, Nehawu members gathered outside the state lab in Johannesburg
The biggest union in the public health sector is threatening to completely withdraw its labour on 10 September should government fail to adhere to their demands
‘The NHLS believes that the employees are unable to go on strike as they render an essential service.’
Nehawu say that their members – especially nurses – are being denied salaries and are being overworked. They plan to strike on 3 September.
More than 400 healthcare workers in the country have succumbed to COVID-19
Nehawu has expressed concern over the plight of frontline workers fighting the coronavirus and plans to go on strike in August.
Nehawu represents a number of workers in the health sector, including doctors, nurses and other support staff
Nehawu are visiting COVID-19 hotspots around the country in a bid to highlight the perils facing healthcare workers on the frontline.
Nehawu has denied any involvement in the fire that engulfed one of Robben Island Museum’s ferries.
More than 200 workers, including tour guides, boat crews, marketing and ticket salespeople, have downed tools at the Robben Island Museum.
“We are determined that there is appropriate intervention.”
The union also welcomed the extension of the period for the submission of comments by the public on the bill.