Hospital staff down tools

2012-05-23 18:38
Durban - Hundreds of Nehawu members picketed outside the Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital in Durban on Wednesday morning.

They wanted to hand a memorandum to KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, but he sent a representative to meet them, hospital CEO Sifiso Mtshali said.

Wednesday was the second time the workers had downed tools. The National Education, Health, and Allied Workers' Union picketed last Wednesday.

They wanted the MEC to fire the hospital's human resources and systems managers, claiming they were incompetent, Mtshali said.

Service delivery at the hospital was not affected as it was not busy in the morning. Union members later returned to work.

Provincial health department spokesperson Chris Maxon said Dhlomo could not meet union members as he had an executive meeting but he would address the matter.

The union could not be reached for comment.

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