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protestDaily News reports that disgruntled outsourced workers have vowed “to stand their ground” against “greedy fat cats” at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in uMlazi.  

They are accused by the workers of raking in millions in government tenders while exploiting their employees.  The workers, comprising mainly of security guards, cookers and cleaners, did not go to work for the second day on Wednesday, but instead remained at the entrance of the hospital.  While chanting slogans demanding better pay, nurses could be seen in various sections of the hospital cleaning or walking along with cleaning materials in hand.  On Tuesday, the health department had claimed in a statement that striking employees had compromised health services at Montebello in Ndwedwe, Prince Mshiyeni in uMlazi, and EG & Usher hospitals in the Greater Kokstad areas.  

  • Read this report by Chris Ndaliso in full at Daily News
  • Read too, Workers protest at three KZN hospitals, as well as at MUT, at Daily News

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