Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Labour unrest

The Chairperson of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Health, Honourable Nompi Nhlapho strongly condemns the unwarranted behaviour demonstrated by the labour unions at Charlotte Maxeke hospital.

We respect workers’ rights to protest, but health care is an essential service which deals with people’s lives. The lives of the people must at all times be protected. We need to ensure that patients receive the best possible care in our health Care facilities said Chairperson Nhlapo.

We urge the Gauteng Department of health to act speedily to resolve the labour disputes. It is completely unacceptable that health care services of the hospital were disrupted. We call upon law enforcement agencies to act decisively and bring to book those implicated in vandalising and intimidation of those workers serving our patients at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital added Chairperson Nhlapo

Source: Government of South Africa