Friday, 20 March 2020
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) would like to advise both Treasury and Department of Public Services and Administration of the anger of public servants on reports that government will not be honouring its side of the collective bargaining agreement come 1 April this year while they continue to do the work of 3 or more workers who are not hired by the same government.
DENOSA further advises government that it will take it to CCMA if it fails to implement the last leg of the collective bargaining agreement of adjusting salaries of public servants from the 1st of April 2020.
Maybe both ministers of the two departments have not come to witness the anger and low morale of public servants upon these threats to renege from its undertaking.
DENOSA is concerned that the commitment levels that many nurses have shown since the outbreak of COVID-19 will collapse because of this lack of appreciation.
It is disappointing that government, as the promulgater of laws in the country, is the first to break the same laws while it expects others to be abided by the same laws.
The public must remember this day as the day when chaos and labour unrest was started by government. There is nothing that will be stopping workers from fighting for their hard-earned rights when it is the same government that threatens to take away such rights.
All nurses in the public sector are willing to down tools if government shows its middle finger and disdain to public servants by refusing to adjust their salaries as if they are the ones responsible for the collapse of this country's economy.
Issued by DENOSA
For more information, contact:
Cassim Lekhoathi, DENOSA Acting General Secretary
Simon Hlungwani, DENOSA President
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