2020-05-26 11:18:04 - 1 month ago -
The SAFTU-affiliated National Union of Public and Allied Workers at Tygerberg Hospital has staged a protest outside Tygerberg hospital demanding improved protection for health workers at the facility.
SAFTU Western Cape Secretary Andre Adams says they want the Department of Labour to conduct a thorough inspection of the facility and to
Adams says their complaints include the lack of provision of appropriate personal protection equipment for staff.
SAFTU sa ys 140 health workers have been affected by Covic-19 at the hospital, with two fatalities to date.
They are calling on management to implement safeguards for the health and hygiene of the workers.
They are also demanding among others, the daily sanitizing of work spaces.
The health workers also want a thorough decontamination of the facility as soon as possible.
They accuse management of failing to respond to their demands.
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