Feel free to browse through the Hospersa News Archives below.

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Apr 20

HOSPERSA SHOCKED BY 300+ COVID-19 HEALTH WORKERS

Hospersa, a Union with 60 000 members in both the public and private health sector, is shocked by the confirmed number of COVID-19 positive cases amongst health workers.  This morning, the Department of Health, confirmed that more than 300 health workers have tested positive contrary to the Health Minister’s announcement of around 135 positive cases last night.
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA REITERATES CALLS FOR HEALTH WORKERS’ TAX EXEMPTION AMID 135 COVID-19 CASES IN THEIR MIDST

Hospersa, a Union with 60 000 members in both the public and private health sector, has reiterated calls for health workers to be provided a tax exemption during the fight against COVID-19.  Last night, the Minister of Health announced the latest statistics where he reported that South Africa now has 4 996 positive cases with 93 deaths.  There are also around 135 health workers that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Hospersa has called for more protection and incentives for health workers who are putting their lives at risk at cold face of this virus.
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA CONCERNED BY BREWING HEALTH WORKERS’ LABOUR UNREST DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Hospersa, a Union of more than 60 000 health workers in the public and private health sector, has raised concerns over the increasing mood of discontent amongst its health workers wanting to join forces with other health workers threatening to go on strike over the non-response to their concerns by government.
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA CONCERNED BY INCREASING COVID-19 INFECTIONS AMONGST NETCARE STAFF

Hospersa, a Union of more than 60 000 health workers in the public and private health sector and the largest Union at Netcare is concerned by the increasing number of infections amongst staff members at Netcare facilities around the country. 
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA SLAMS TRUMP FOR WHO FUNDING HALT

Hospersa, a Union of more than 60 000 health workers in South Africa’s public and private health sector, has slammed United States of America (USA) President Donald Trump for halting USA funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA CALLS FOR TAX EXEMPTION ON SALARIES FOR HEALTH WORKERS DURING LOCKDOWN

Hospersa, a Union of more than 60 000 health workers in the public and private health sector, has called on government to exempt tax deductions on salaries for health workers working during the country’s lockdown period. 
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA CALLS ON ITS MEMBERS TO DOWN TOOLS WHERE PPE IS NOT SUPPLIED

Hospersa, a Union of more than 60 000 health workers in the public and private healthcare sector and the largest Union at Netcare St Augustine Hospital has called on its members to refuse to work where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is not supplied. The Union has also demanded the temporary closure of Netcare St Augustine Hospital following 47 health workers testing positive for Coronavirus Covid-19. Hospersa says that the health and safety of health workers needs to be prioritised for the country to have a fighting chance against Coronavirus Covid-19.
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA WELCOMES CLOSURE OF EKURHULENI CLINIC AFTER NURSE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Hospersa, a union of more than 60 000 health care workers in the public and private healthcare sector, has welcomed the closure of Duduza Clinic, in the City of Ekurhuleni (Gauteng) after a health worker at that facility tested positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. 
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Apr 20

HOSPERSA DEMANDS IMPROVED HEALTH WORKERS’ SAFETY DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Hospersa, a union organising in both the public and private healthcare sector as well as in tourism organisations [SANParks and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife], has demanded government to address the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) issues faced by health workers in many of the health facilities around the country during the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown.
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Mar 20

HOSPERSA DISTANCES ITSELF FROM SHUTDOWN OF PUBLIC FACILITIES AMID WAGE INCREASE UNCERTAINTY

Hospersa, which represents more than 50 000 public servants [predominately health workers] has distanced itself from statements made by the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW) threatening to shut down public facilities if workers do not receive their salary increases. 
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