Nehawu threatens to shut SA down in September over PPE
With protective equipment in short supply, and the pandemic yet to peak, the union says health workers are reduced to wearing bin bags
Health workers have threatened a national strike over lack of personal protective equipment in September, when the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to peak in parts of the country.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), which represents 108,000 health workers in the public sector, said on Tuesday that the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) at public health-care facilities was so dire that front-line workers had resorted to wearing refuse bags to protect themselves...
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