Mpuma hospital hit by strike - DA

2012-12-04 20:28

Johannesburg - Workers at the Bernice Samuel Hospital in Delmas, Mpumalanga, have gone on strike because of unpaid overtime, the DA has claimed.

Provincial Democratic Alliance chief whip James Masango said on Tuesday that it was critical for the hospital to resume its usual operations as soon as possible.

The provincial health department was not immediately able to comment on the matter or verify that workers were striking.

"The unnecessary and uncalled-for strike action has forced hospital management to only admit and treat emergency cases, while all general admissions [and] out-patients... have been [turned] away," Masango said.

  • Strikeback - 2012-12-04 21:33

    If the strike is illegal and infringed on people right to medical services, fire them. It is not only workers who has rights. The people who are not involved in the strike action also have rights. It is time that industrial action is undertaken in a way that does not affect the ones not involved. Strikers are like babies and want everybody to see them. Report strikers to

  • siboniso.mkhatshwa - 2012-12-04 22:32

    is the DA a tabloid newspaper always looking for headlines or are they a political party?

  • ed.jacobs.50 - 2012-12-04 23:34


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