President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently meeting with the leaders of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).
Top on the agenda are issues pertaining to wage increases for public servants and a lack of personal protective equipment for front-line workers.
On Monday, Nehawu staged a picket outside the Union Building, demanding to meet with the President.
But Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu met with them on behalf of President Ramaphosa and informed the union that a meeting between them and the President will take place today at his official residence in Mahlamba Ndlovu, Pretoria.
File Video, Nehawu members gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria:
Nehawu has in the recent past threatened that it will ask its members not to vote for the African National Congress (ANC) in the upcoming local government elections in 2021.
Also attending the meeting are the Minister for Public Service and Administration, Senzo Mchunu and Deputy Minister of Health Joe Phaahla.
Today’s meeting between the President and Nehawu follows numerous attempts by the union to find solutions to their challenges.
It’s expected to give an overview of what will happen next within the health sector, especially during the coronavirus period.