Feel free to browse through the Hospersa News Archives below.

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Mar 20

HOSPERSA CONCERNED BY INCREASING COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN SA

Hospersa, a union organising in both the public and private healthcare sector as well as in tourism organisations [SANParks and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife], is becoming increasingly concerned over the rate of infections of COVID-19 coronavirus in South Africa.
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Feb 20

HOSPERSA BLASTS GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSAL TO REVIEW PUBLIC SERVICE WAGE AGREEMENT

Hospersa, which represents more than 50 000 public servants [predominately health workers] has rejected Government’s request to review clause 3.3 of the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 1 of 2018 which talks to public servants wage increases for 2020/21.  Government has made this request citing that it cannot afford public servants’ salary adjustments to be effected on 1 April 2020.  Hospersa has criticised government’s failure to plan and has vowed to take the state to task should it fail to implement the already meagre increases that were signed for in 2018 by other unions in the PSCBC.
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Jan 20

HOSPERSA SHOCKED BY DEADLY BACTERIA OUTBREAK AT TEMBISA HOSPITAL

Hospersa is shocked to learn that ten (10) babies died at Tembisa Hospital during the festive season following an outbreak of a highly drug-resistant bacteria, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE).  The Gauteng Department of Health (DoH) has highlighted overcrowding and poor hygiene measures in neonatal wards as the main causes of this outbreak.  The provincial department has put measures in place to address these concerns, however Hospersa is alarmed that these measures were taken without union’s involvement. 
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Sep 19

HOSPERSA TO MARCH TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK OVER UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

Hospersa is gearing up for a march on 20 September 2019, at the Kruger National Park to address the various employment issues at the South African National Parks (SANParks).  The list of grievances includes the collapsed wage negotiations as well as a dispute involving the payment of Sunday hours and Public holidays.
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Sep 19

HOSPERSA THREATENS NATIONWIDE STRIKE AT SANPARKS OVER WAGE NEGOTIATIONS

Hospersa has threatened a national shutdown at South African National Parks (SANParks) after wage negotiations collapsed with the tourism giant.  Two other unions are also in support of the shutdown as all three recognised unions at SANParks look to put pressure on the employer to offer their members a better wage increase. 
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Sep 19

HOSPERSA CALLS FOR ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP TO END SOUTH AFRICA’S WAVE OF VIOLENT CRIMES

Hospersa is calling upon all South Africans to unite in the spirit of active citizenship to end the wave of violent crimes that have rocked the country since last week.  Aside from the xenophobic attacks on foreign migrants and the looting of shops, the country has also been rocked by several devastating news of Gender Based Violence where the murders of two women made headlines. 
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Jun 19

HOSPERSA SLAMS GOVERNMENT’S PLANS TO RETRENCH PUBLIC SERVANTS

Hospersa has criticised Government’s plans to cut costs in the public sector by cutting the wage bill.  Instead, the Union has called on Government to address the critical levels of staff shortages in the public sector.  The Union has also cautioned the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) from abusing the retirement savings of public servants by constantly bailing out poorly run State-Owned Enterprises (SOE’s).
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May 19

HOSPERSA WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF ZWELI MKHIZE AS NEW HEALTH MINISTER

Hospersa has welcomed the appointment of Zweli Mkhize as the new Minister of Health by President Cyril Ramaphosa.  The Union has called on the new minister to resuscitate the ailing Department of Health (DoH) characterised by staff shortages, poor infrastructure as well as corruption and maladministration.
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May 19

HOSPERSA CALLS FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR NURSES

Hospersa has called on the Department of Health (DoH) as well as private health institutions to address the poor working conditions and remuneration shortfalls of nurses.  The Union has highlighted many concerns affecting nurses in South Africa as the international community celebrates the role played by nurses.  The Union has also vowed to continue campaigning for an improved health care service and improved working conditions for nurses in both the public and private sector.
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Mar 19

HOSPERSA CALLS FOR HEALTH WORKER’S SAFETY ON TB DAY

Hospersa is calling for greater commitment to the health and safety of health workers on the commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.  The Union recognises that there are serious shortcomings in the already embattled South African health system leading to great risks being faced by workers in the health sector. 
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