Strike hits Soweto schools

2010-08-18 14:31

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - The public servants' strike shut down some Soweto schools on Wednesday, but medical services in the area seemed to be running without major disruptions.
   
One of the closed schools, in Diepkloof Zone 2, displayed a placard on its gate saying: "No to 7%, Yes to 8.6%".
   
A number of children were playing in the streets and in parks.
   
Sifiso Ngubeni, a Grade 4 pupil, said he would have preferred to be at school.
   
"I'm so sad because I want to learn about more things," he told Sapa, as his friends rolled tyres down the street in a game.
   
But Karabo Phiri, a Grade 3 learner, flashed a big smile and showed a thumbs-up when asked if he was happy to have a day off from school.
   
At Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, CEO Johanna More said only kitchen staff were on strike, which was about 2% of the 6 900-strong workforce.
   
Lunch had already been prepared and the hospital would contract people to cook dinner, she said.
   
No nursing staff were on strike.
   
She said she had told workers earlier in the week that the hospital and their work should come before the strike.
   
Outside the Lillian Ngoyi community health centre, members of health union Hospersa's Gauteng branch were picketing.
   
Unions are demanding an 8.6% salary increase while the government has offered 7%.
- SAPA
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