The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) says it’s all systems go regarding their planned mass action for next week in the North West capital, Mahikeng.
The union is planning a national day of action followed by a two-day stay away by public servants in the province.
This is in solidarity with provincial health and social development departments workers. Workers in both the departments have been on strike, demanding the resignation of premier Supra Mahumapelo among other things.
Nehawu General Secretary, Zola Saphetha, says they will hand over a memorandum of demands to Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is heading the Inter Ministerial Task Team in the North West.
“The shop stewards have reaffirmed the position of the union that in light of what is happening the premier is not the right person to preside over the province he must go. That was the mandate that was reaffirmed by shop stewards yesterday,” says Saphetha.
Saphetha furthermore declares, “aluta continua” or the struggle continues. Nehawu has just this morning started applying for permission to march.
“You will recall that the issue is not only about health but is also about social development, currently there is no commitment or undertaking made relating to that,” states Saphetha.
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