It maybe the New Year, but the momentum of DENOSA’s recruitment drive has picked up from where it left off last year.
In line with its mission to unite nurses in pursuing service excellence, DENOSA organisers are already hitting the ground running, recruiting new members in an attempt to surpass last year’s membership growth figures and meet the 100 000 membership target, which will provide the union with a lot of bargaining power for its members.
Gauteng’s provincial organiser, Thomas Chauke, battled it out with other unions on Friday 25 January at SG Lourens Nursing College in Pretoria, recruiting first-year students at the institution. And 149 first-year students signed up for DENOSA on the day, says Chauke.
“It’s a serious battle for membership out there, but victory is certain for DENOSA. Two weeks back we recruited more than 100 members from the Soshanguve health facility. We are uniting nurses,” says Chauke.
Newly-recruited first-year students from SG Lourens Nursing College in Pretoria on 25 January