The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] condemns the high level of arrogance displayed by the North West Department of Health. Instead of engaging the union on the current impasse, the department has resorted to engage us through the media and using court interdicts to try to suppress genuine demands of workers.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has learned with great sadness last night of the passing away of a revolutionary freedom fighter, recipient of the Order of Luthuli in Silver and Mother of the Nation, Mama Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela.
In our previous update, we reported on the employers' response to our demands arising from the Special Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) meeting that was convened on the 7th December 2017 of which labour vehemently rejected.
In this bulletin we report progress registered so
far through the facilitated process which took
place from the 9th January 2018 to the 26th
January 2018. Below is the update on all labour
demands based on the revised offer tabled by
The parties at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council agree on the 3 year term of agreement following the tabling of the revised offer by the employer.
On the salary adjustment parties have not reached an agreement but there are positive developments following the employers revised offer, this includes the principle agreement on the sliding scale. Below is the employer's revised offer and labours initial response to the offer which members must give mandate to the negotiators.