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protestTMG Digital reports that the main entrance of the Department of Health in Pretoria remained shut for a second consecutive day on Tuesday‚ as hundreds of community health workers continued their picket.  

About a hundred protesting workers slept at the entrance overnight‚ ensuring it was not open in the morning.  The protesting workers vowed to sustain the picket until the department gives them a proper response to a memorandum of demands they handed over to senior officials following a march on 3 May.  They are home-based caregivers and lay counsellors who have been volunteering for many years.  They are demanding to be employed directly and permanently by the department.  The workers are being led by the National Union of Public and Allied Workers (Nupsaw).

  • Read this report by Bongani Nkosi in full at BDLive

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