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Gauteng health to pay incentive bonuses

2011-06-30 15:58

Johannesburg - The Gauteng health department has been ordered to pay Public Servants' Association (PSA) members R156m in incentive bonuses within three months, the trade union said on Thursday.

"The department of health for the 2008/09 financial year budgeted R156m for the payment of these bonuses, but when came to payment time, pleaded poverty," PSA provincial manager Monica Venter said in a statement.

The matter was taken to arbitration and the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council ruled on June 17 that the department had to pay the bonuses within three months, she said.

It was also ordered to set aside 1.5% of its human resources budget every year for incentive bonuses.

Venter said it was unfortunate that government departments misused money that was allocated for specific purposes.

The PSA did not know what the money had been spent on but was told that operationally the department could not afford to pay the bonuses.

"The PSA will not tolerate this misuse of budgets for any other purpose than the original intention, especially if deserving employees are left in dire straits in the process," she said.
 

Comments
  • DAB - 2011-06-30 16:07

    The funds were probably used to line other pockets

      Rolie - 2011-06-30 17:42

      BONUS,BONUS,BONBUS - FOR BEING USELESS AT THEIR JOBS. LOOK AT ESKOM, THEY GET HUGE BONUSES FOR DOING F-ALL AND IMMEDIATELY HIKE UP THE ELECTRICITY PRICES. THAT IS A KICK IN THE ASS FOR THE PUBLIC. WHERE DOES ALL THIS MONEY COME FROM?? US, THE TAXPAYING PUBLIC!! WHO THE HELL IS MONITORING THESE SONS OF SATAN BLOODSUCKERS?

  • USSA - 2011-06-30 16:07

    Bonuses for what? Have they proved they can suck successfully at government hospitals? Their answer comes from Michelle Obama..."Yes we can!"

      MandlaSithole - 2011-06-30 16:21

      lol. There goes our money again.... What do we have to do to have less money spent and more results from public servants? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moeletsi-The-President/205134709529957

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-06-30 16:08

    kak en betaal...

      DeonL - 2011-06-30 16:18

      Nowadays it is moan and don't pay. I don't know how people can do business with Gov. and survive with theire payment records.

  • frankm - 2011-06-30 16:40

    Why should there be an incentive bonus, the hospitals are in a total shambles. I was always led to believe than an incentive bonus was given for achieving results. What results have they achieved? or is it the same as Eskom. Perhaps I in my company should start stuffing up and loafing and perhaps then I stand a chance of getting an incentive!

  • Liberty - 2011-06-30 17:01

    R256 mill in law suits while R156 mill in performance bonuses. Performance bonus for what? Where's the performance? Health care standards in the public sector is an absolute disgrace. Tax payers taking and the poor taking it in the behind again as usual

  • calvito - 2011-06-30 18:29

    Jaahh!Bloody goeie good thing to happen to the poor people who has to endure long hours of stressfull work,all sorts of insults and the unthankful society that we live in,even though they try their best in all of the trying times.GOD REALLY HAS MERCY.

  • Monica - 2011-06-30 19:47

    The Government always plead poverty when it comes to education and health; not taking into account the hours that these public servents put into their jobs; whilst the Government find every excuse under the sun to party and fly first class to conferences that has poor attendance. The funds are being stolen by the ANC and they live an extravagant life. Let them make use of Provincial Hospitals and not Private Hospitals and you will see a different situation.

  • Alfred - 2012-02-21 06:38

    you first get paid for not doing your job and then you get further payment ( "bonus") to start working.

  • Letshabisa Aldebbo - 2013-04-02 22:47

    I will be happy if our government can can think for us.think to give us this incentive bonus on april

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