With the end of the national state of disaster, the disastrous state of healthcare in the Eastern Cape as elsewhere in South Africa, continues.
Healthcare workers came from across the province to take their demand for re-employment to the office of the Eastern Cape health MEC in Bhisho. The premier and the MEC were away in East London so the memorandum of demands will be in their in-trays on Monday.
Workers earning the minimum wage say that its increase earlier this year has not made life easier.
The EPWP workers have vowed to fight until their demands are met.
After being violently removed by the police from the offices of the health department, community careworkers vowed to continue their struggle.
Community careworkers in the Eastern Cape marched to the provincial Department of Health demanding direct and permanent employment.
SAMWU is building its own database of unemployed workers and wants the City of Cape Town to use it when recruiting for EPWP projects.
The workers have been on strike for 2 weeks demanding to be insourced by the University of Cape Town.
A group of about 50 workers, working at UCT but employed by ‘service providers’, took part in a strike to be insourced by the university.