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