E Cape Health Dept dismisses paramedics go-slow claims

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The Eastern Cape Health Department has dismissed claims that there are some paramedics who have embarked on a go-slow over their payments.

This after some of the emergency workers who did not want to speak on record allegedly did not go out to perform their duties in some parts of Alice and Mdantsane.

Health spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha says they are engaging with unions to resolve their grievances.

He says: “Emergency service is an essential service critical to save and preserve human life. We don’t expect our emergency personnel to embark on any illegal strike. They are not allowed by law to be on strike.”

“We are busy handling the issues they have raised. As such next week we will be meeting with some of their labour representatives to try and resolve these issues,” adds Sicwetsha.