September 28, 2021

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HEALTH WORKERS IN LIMPOPO PREPARE FOR MASSIVE STRIKE SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK MONDAY

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Health care workers planning to go on massive strike

Health care workers planning to go on massive strike

The Limpopo strike action by health workers at hospitals across the province is set to continue.

Yesterday, about 50 health workers gathered outside the Pietersburg hospital, picketing and recruiting for the massive strike action scheduled to start next week Monday.

They are striking after the Limpopo Department of Health imposed Circular 43 of 2020 that forces workers to work extra shifts.

Workers have vowed to go on with the strike despite the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Limpopo and some health practitioners not supporting the action.

A dentist, who did not want to be named for fear of victimisation, from Letaba hospital in Tzaneen, said he and some health practitioners, especially pharmacists, optometrists and radiographers, were not advocating for the strike because they had not received overtime long ago, and the unions did not help them.

He said they are part of these unions but when they are in trouble they don’t help them.

He said now it has hit home for those who are the leaders and are asking them to down tools as well because they are affected.

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