The struggle for permanent employment of CHWs | Lessons from Gauteng

This webinar was about struggle tactics used by the Gauteng CHWs who were recently offered permanent contracts by the Gauteng Health Department.

The battle to archive permanent employment was not easy for them. It's been a winding road for our comrades in Gauteng. However, they did not give up. The struggle started when they were still employed by NGOs. They fought to be absorbed by the department; instead, the Department contracted them under Smart Purse. They continued to fight the National and the Provincial Departments tooth and nail in the Courts, on the streets and by occupying the department's offices.

Today the Community Health Workers are celebrating their permanent employment by the Department!

> Klaas Nakedi | Vice Chairperson Gauteng Forum
> Mzikazi Nkata | SAFTU EC
> Oupa Lehulere | Khanya College
19 Sep 2020 English South Africa Society & Culture · Government

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