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EPR health workers to strike over non-availability of uniform, working equipment

Monday, 21st December, 2020

MBABANE: Sibusiso Dlamini, the Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Response(EPR) Workers Commitee under the Ministry of Health said as employees they intend engaging in a strike action to force government to provide them with allowances, uniform and other working equipment including vehicles that they can use when responding to car accident victims.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Monday, Dlamini said for almost four years now, government has been failing to provide them with uniform, allowances, and adequate working equipment.

“EPR employees are complaining about non-availability of uniform and other working equipment including vehicles to assist eMaswati, we are also demanding allowances as other stakeholders are receiving it” said the Chairman of the Workers Commitee. 

Efforts to reach Dr Simon Zwane, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments in an earlier interview, Bheki Mamba, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union(SWADNU) told this publication that health workers were also demanding that government provide Personal Protective Clothing(PPEs) and drugs In hospitals, the union subsequently took government to court over the matter.

EPR health workers to strike over non-availability of uniform, working equipment
EPR employees demand working equipment from government