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NEHAWU’s CHW strike action heads into second day

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NEHAWU has confirmed that the CHW strike has entered its second day, as the union continues to call for the permanent employment of CHWs, instead of the temporary in-sourcing.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) took to Twitter on Thursday, 26 November 2020, to confirm that it has entered the second day of the protest action. The union and community healthcare workers (CHW) are currently protesting to have CHWs receive permanent employment contracts.

The health professionals were initially not even recognised as part of the health sector, but subsequently won their call to be recognised accordingly. Thereafter, they were in-sourced into various healthcare facilities. However, the in-sourcing did not lead to job security or additional benefits for them, according to reports.

The ongoing strike action is to propagate for CHWs to be appointed as permanent employees at their places of work. This is in an attempt to ensure that they receive the necessary employment benefits. There has been no confirmation yet of when the strike action will be concluded.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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