Denosa to march on SANC over nursing licences
The union will go on strike on 22 February after what they say is numerous failed attempts at getting SANC to addressing licensing issues for nurses.
JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says they have on multiple occasions tried to meet with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to deal with issues surrounding the process of nurses obtaining their practicing licenses.
The union says it’s disappointed by the death of a nurse from KwaZulu-Natal who collapsed while waiting in a queue to pay for her practicing license at SANC in Pretoria.
Denosa says the death of a nurse is completely unnecessary because the council should have branches in every province.
The Democratic Nursing Organisation says their calls to meet with the council have fallen on deaf ears, and the union will be marching to the council on 22 February.
The union's Sibongiseni Delihlazo says: “You come to sign and pay R590 for you to get your certificate immediately. We feel it is unfair.”
Delihlazo says one of the solutions could be opening the window period for nurses to obtain their practicing licenses for the whole year.
“It takes long for the certificate to get to those nurses.”
The union says nurses in the public sector are being treated unfairly by the council.
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)