Services at HPCSA stand still

The services of the Health Professionals Council of the head offices of South Africa are at a standstill, as the workers represented by Nehawu have been on strike since last week. Image: Rudzani Matshili

PRETORIA – The services of the head offices of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) are currently stopped because workers represented by national education, health and Allied Work Union (Nehawu) have been on strike since last week.

Nehawu has stepped up his picket at the head offices this morning against the implemented new data recording system, which employees say can lead to job losses.

The workers started a protected strike that started on Friday.

Branch secretary Nkululeko Ntloko said: "The strike action stems from the arrogance and intransigence of the employer to resolve our sincere demands.

The employer has unilaterally implemented the Business Process Engineering [BPR] which can lead to a bloodbath in the council.

"It has to do with restructuring in the organization due to automation.

"There are processes that would have been carried out according to a signed agreement between management of HPCSA and Nehawu.

"There are processes that are executed in secret.

"The management of the organization has been involved in some processes that were not included, but the agreement was very clear in terms of the process to be carried out, as far as it includes all parties, so that there is peace with the labor and no unfair working conditions, "he said.

Source: IOL

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