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WATCH | '2% is a shame': Gauteng nurses march for better salaries, back pay

Some nurses say they haven't been paid for three months and want outstanding salaries paid immediately.

20 July 2022 - 20:23 By TIMESLIVE VIDEO

Gauteng healthcare workers say they are unhappy with the proposed 2% wage increase and that some nurses have been paid up to three months late.

The nurses, who are affiliated to the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) marched to the offices of the Gauteng premier and the provincial health department. 

“Because they did not give us in 2020 our increase, in 2021 they gave us that lousy one. They are still offering a 2% for this year comrades. What a shame. Imagine a 2% when petrol has increased by R10 already. Imagine a 2% when you never received a real increase,”   Denosa president Simon Hlungwani said at the march.

LISTEN | Gauteng nurses march for better working conditions and payment of salaries 

The group also complained about nonpayment of salaries and safety in health facilities. 

Denosa, Cosatu and Nehawu members marched through the Johannesburg CBD to the Gauteng premier's office.

Nurses say they are still awaiting their back pay after not being paid for three months.


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