Social workers join calls for Mahumapelo to step down

Supra Mahumapelo
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Social Workers in the North West have stopped working, as they join calls for the Premier Supra Mahumapelo to step down.

National Health Education & Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) provincial secretary, Patrick Makhafane, says the workers have been working in a very difficult condition under his watch for many years.

He added that they had exhausted all manner of engagements with the relevant departments for intervention, but they also failed the workers.

“Their issue is the state of the offices that they are working in. The school development offices are embarrassing, they did not comply with the occupational standards, so workers have been working under those conditions for years now. Workers then decided we have done everything in our power to raise issues with the Department of Labour and with Department of Social Development but as an employer nothing is happening,” says Makhafane.

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