While supporting the public sector strike, let us not forget the right to life enshrined in the constitution.
My heart goes out to patients in public hospitals who lie neglected, in pain and could even lose their lives - such as the case in Kalafong hospital where a woman died while giving birth.
The Health Department will be well within its rights to dismiss health workers because their's is an essential service.
It is also the duty of unions to advise their members to make informed decisions, especially in cases where a court has ruled on a matter.
Danny Mtebule, Shilubane