NEHAWU Limpopo Statement On The Suspension Of Our Shopstewards at Pieterburg Hospital
Wednesday May 31, 2023
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] Limpopo is angered by the frivolous suspension of our shopstewards at Pietersburg Hospital by the management of the institution.
The suspension of seven (7) shopstewards by the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the hospital is a clear demonstration and indication that the CEO is hell-bent on silencing and intimidating our members and workers from highlighting issues of maladministration, poor governance and unbearable working conditions at the hospital.
As NEHAWU, we find it quite odd that the suspensions occur after the exposure of rigging of interview processes at the Pietersburg Hospital by the Chief Executive Officer and the hospital management. Our shopstewards and members have been in the forefront of exposing the rot at the hospital, hence now the CEO and management is embarking on a witch-hunt against our shopstewards by suspending them.
The union will not stand idle when our shopstewards are made sacrificial lambs for highlighting wrongdoings by the hospital management. The union will continue to fight against wrong tendencies in the department. We call on the CEO to immediately withdraw the suspension against our shopstewards.
Equally, we reiterate our call on the MEC and the acting HOD respectively to immediately institute an investigation at the hospital on the allegations of rigging interview processes by the CEO and management of the hospital. In this regard, we call for the CEO to be placed on suspension. We call on the MEC of Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba to act decisively on this matter.
Lastly, we call for the uplifting of the suspensions of our shopstewards for highlighting issues of maladministration and poor governance at the Pietersburg Hospital.
Issued by NEHAWU Limpopo Secretariat Office
Moses Maubane [Provincial Secretary] 063 685 1884 or email: Moses@nehawu.org.za or
Jacob Adams [Provincial Deputy Secretary] at 082 558 5966 or email to Jacob@nehawu.org.za Visit https://www.nehawu.org.za