20°C / 22°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 13°C

We’ve had enough, EMS workers tell ANC officials

The workers say they are not being treated fairly because they are made to work long hours without being adequate compensation.

Emergency services workers gathering outside the Luthuli House in Johannesburg. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services workers in Gauteng have handed over a memorandum to an African National Congress (ANC) official at Luthuli House.

The workers say they are not being treated fairly because they are made to work long hours without adequate compensation.

They had marched to Premier David Makhura’s office in August and had tabled their grievances with Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa a month before, but say they are yet to receive any answers.

Scores of emergency workers, wearing their navy-blue uniforms say that they’re made to work outside the lawful period of 40 hours a week.

They are demanding more money or for their working hours to be cut down.

Sifiso Dlamini is their appointed spokesperson and he’s told an ANC official that they’ve had enough.

“We want to see our community getting the best service but because of the corrupt officials we are left with no choice but to strike.”

The Luthuli House official signed the memorandum and promised to make sure that it is handed to secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)