Agreement Between Ramaphosa And Nehawu

This was the agreement reached on Friday at a meeting organized by President Cyril Ramaphosa with the national offices of the public sector union. The union also wants a wage increase, which was due to come into effect in April, to be implemented. Subsequently, the state renounced a wage-raising agreement it had signed three years ago with the unions. The case is now the subject of arbitration and legal proceedings. JOHANNESBURG – The results of a recent meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Nehawu health workers` union are not yet a word. Nehawu headed to the Union Buildings earlier this month and called on the government to respect its 8% collective agreement over three years. They called on the government to abide by a three-year collective agreement, appropriate PPEs and an increase in staff capacity. The meeting agreed to have future discussions between the government and the unions, with a working team to address health sector issues. Nehawu President Mzwandile Makwayiba said that the union fought for the implementation of a wage agreement that was concluded in 2018, as well as issues relating to health personnel, which charged Covid-19, News24 reported at the time . .

. On Monday, Nehawu protested in front of the Union buildings because a memorandum they sent in early September had not yet received a response. . The president`s current spokesman, Tyrone Seale, said the government would continue discussions with the public sector union. Among other things, union officials raised questions about the inadequacy of personal protective equipment for front-line health workers in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as disputes over pay increases. The union has previously said it would be difficult to convince its members, caused by the decisions of the ANC detachment in government, in difficult times, to vote for the same party in next year`s municipal elections. On Thursday, Mthembus spokesman Nonceba Mhlauli asked ramaphosa`s current spokesman, Tyrone Seale, who simply said, “We will make an announcement before the meeting.” The government and the country`s largest public sector union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), have agreed on the continuation of collective bargaining and working conditions, particularly in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic. “Unfortunately, since we submitted the Protocol of Democracy to the President, he has not responded to our requests, as he has been given seven days to respond, which expires on 10 September,” Nehawu spokesman Khaya Xaba said at the time.