WATCH: Strike at HPCSA over new technology that could replace workers
Pretoria - Services at the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) head offices are currently at a halt as workers represented by The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have been on strike since last week.
Nehawu intensified its picket at the head offices this morning opposing the implemented new data capturing system which workers say might lead to job losses.
The workers embarked on a protected strike that commenced of Friday.
Branch secretary Nkululeko Ntloko said: “The strike action comes as a result of the arrogance and intransigence by the employer to resolve our genuine demands.
The employer has unilaterally implemented the Business Process Engineering [BPR] which might lead to a job bloodbath at the council.
“It talks to restructuring in the organisation because of automation.
"There are processes that were supposed to have been undertaken under a signed accord between management of HPCSA and Nehawu.
"There are processes that are being done secretly.
"Management of the organisation has been involved in some processes that were not inclusive to us but the accord in very clear in terms of the process that needs to be done in as far as including all parties so that there is labour peace and there is no issues of unfair labour practices,” he said.