Sipho Mabena
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19 Aug 2020
5:03 am

Nehawu strike ‘an irresponsible action’ during a national crisis, says health department

Sipho Mabena

According to Nehawu, the strike is part of its broader national programme of action adopted in July to protect its members and workers from Covid-19.

NEHAWU members. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) is flexing its muscles in the face of the pandemic to highlight the plight of its 235,000 members in the public health sector with a strike at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) set for next week. A clerk at the NHLS branch in the Free State said the strike would have a devastating impact if it was not averted. All critical tests related to disease in general, including Covid-19, HIV, TB and cancer, would be compromised by the strike. “All test results come to me and then I give them...