Taung Hospital workers suspend protest action

2020-Sep-16   06:51

Taung Hospital workers suspend protest action

- Thabang Morutloa

Healthcare workers at Taung District Hospital have temporarily abandoned their week long protest.

This after a consultative engagement with North West MEC for Health, Madoda Sambatha, earlier this week.

Staff embarked on a weeklong protest action demanding, among others, payment for overtime work as well as bonuses.

Workers representative, Otlotleng Maje, said the MEC has until Friday to respond positively to their demands.

“Among the pressing issues that we raised are overtime, Performance Management and Development System (PMDS), staff grading, skills development is concentrated too much on nurses and not on administrative posts. But now MEC promised that he will respond to our grievances the latest by Friday,” Maje said.

Sambatha said he would respond as soon as possible.

“Some of the issues they have raised are not issues that can make workers believe that they are not listened to. Those are issues that have to do with the responsibilities of the management. There are people who are employed and get paid to do exactly what is the problem today.

“So, everything that does not need money is going to be resolved. Every problem that needs money, we will check whether we do have money to resolve that. I have agreed with them that between Monday and Friday, they are going to get all their issues in an action plan,” said Sambatha.

 

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