Public servants block entrances in hospitals
By Lelethu Mquqo
12 August 2010
Striking civil servants in KwaZulu-Natal have blocked the entrances to clinics and hospitals in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
Thousands of healthcare workers in the province answered the call for industrial action in protest of government’s seven-percent wage offer.
The provincial Health Department has asked the military to step in should the situation get out of hand.
More than a million civil servants around the country have threatened to strike if planned wage negotiations with government later tonight fail.
Protests in Cape Town and Pretoria took place earlier this week without incident.