The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was picketing outside the Union Buildings on Monday morning, demanding answers from President Cyril Ramaphosa over their working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The union is demanding an 8% salary increase for front line workers fighting COVID-19.
The union handed over a memorandum to the government two weeks ago.
General secretary Zola Saphetha said that their demands were realistic.
“This settlement agreement is a three-year agreement that came into effect in 2018. We are only going to get paid the last leg of that agreement and unfortunately, there has not been another agreement. It was just a matter of inflation plus one and this agreement was signed at a time when there was no COVID-19.”
In other news – Babes Wodumo attacked for her tempting outfit she was wearing at church
Staying true to her preacher’s kid roots, self-proclaimed queen of Gqom Babes Wodumo went back to church to sing and praise God with her father’s congregation, but on the social media streets it was her “church attire” that raised eyebrows.
Babes, who recently managed to salvage her Instagram account after a year, posted a video of herself singing songs of praise as a guest at her father Bishop Welcome Simelane‘s church on Sunday. Learn More