Steve Biko Hospital management to meet with union bosses

This after security personnel held demonstrations at the facility barricading all entry points.

Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Management at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital is expected to finalise a contract with a new security company on Tuesday.

This after security personnel held demonstrations at the facility, barricading all entry points.

Workers affiliated to the Academic and Professional Staff Association have been protesting over delayed salary payments by born to protect security company.

Steve Biko management will meet with union bosses and Vimba Security Solutions, the company that will now take over from the Born To Protect security company.

This is after the contract with Born To Protect was terminated after representatives failed to attend a meeting at the hospital on Monday.

A contract will now be signed stipulating the terms of how about 250 workers will be transferred to the new company.

The union says they will be approaching the CCMA to have Born To Protect pay all outstanding salaries and bonuses.