Eastern Cape paramedics on strike

2012-11-20 11:30

Johannesburg - Paramedics in the Eastern Cape have gone on strike, the provincial health department said on Tuesday.

Their demands included payment of overtime and a performance management system, spokesperson Siyanda Manana said.

"[Health] MEC Sicelo Gqobana has appointed a task team to look in to the payment problems within the department."

Manana said private ambulance services would be asked to help during the strike. On Monday, the department received 60 more ambulances.

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-11-20 11:46

    O my word.... another day another strike...

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-20 13:35

      Hope the Pastors dont strike before Sunday.

      zambezi.river - 2012-11-20 13:54

      Last time I heard the patients were also strike..................nobody wanted to die!

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-11-20 11:50

    At this rate the countries ganna be broke!

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-20 13:34

      No just broken.

  • webstorm.isp.5 - 2012-11-20 11:52

    At least this time if someone gets shot Paramedics are on the scene

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-20 13:33

      That is well said.

  • braamc - 2012-11-20 12:02

    Not those in the picture. We demand not to be performance managed. Funny that

  • dolphindunes.guesthouse - 2012-11-20 12:27

    Fire them. Essential services should not be allowed to strike.....

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-20 13:34

      They are not allowed to strike. Do you really think they care.

  • lyndol.lyons - 2012-11-20 13:15

    And on goes the snowball effect...

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-20 13:32

    Burn the ambulance, crash the stretcher more idiots on strike.

  • karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-20 13:33

    I'm a paramedic myself but will not go work in the eastern cape the violance and lack of facilities is bad. To top it all their pay is far less than the other paramedics in other provinces. Do I support the strike NO WAY but as its proven, to talk to the ANC run municipalities is totally useless. Strike and bloodshed is all they understand.

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-11-20 13:39

    The strike will be finish/end when zuma step down othewise as long he is still there we gonna go to the grave yard

  • Strikeback - 2012-11-20 22:09

    If this is also a "wildcat" strike - dismiss these people and put their details on so we do not employ them again by accident. If medical personell strike, lives can be lost. Strikeback would prefer that jobs are lost and new personell employed that wants to work.

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