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Netcare hospitals' workers down tools

By unknown | 2010-06-03 00:00:00.0

HEALTH workers from several Netcare hospitals in five provinces embarked on a full-blown strike yesterday after a wage dispute, the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA said.

HEALTH workers from several Netcare hospitals in five provinces embarked on a full-blown strike yesterday after a wage dispute, the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA said.

Workers from two hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal were protesting outside their hospitals at about 8.40am yesterday.

Workers from four other provinces were expected to join in the strike.

The union, representing nurses and administration workers, wants a 12percent salary increase while Netcare is prepared to give them 8,5percent.

Affected hospitals are the N17 in Gauteng; St Augustine's, Parklands, Umhlanga and Alberlito in KwaZulu-Natal; Kyler and Greenacres in Eastern Cape; Ferncrest in North West; and Pelenomi and Kroonstad in Free State. - Sapa

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