About 500 Community healthcare workers in Cape Town who are NUPSAW members marched
to the Western Cape, Health Department to hand over a memorandum. This comes after Nupsaw realized that even though an agreement on the standardization of remuneration had been signed our members in the Western Cape are not yet enjoying the smallest benefits they should be enjoying under the agreement. Instead, they are still exposed to unjustifiable, irresponsible and unfair treatment from NGOs who turned the government into a milk cow through our member’s hard work. Community health workers are still paid a stipend of R2400 per month
Because of the pressure exerted by Nupsaw, the Western Cape Department of Health finally agreed that workers must be paid R3500 a month by the 1st of April 2019. Nupsaw also demands a moratorium on retrenchments and back pay. Nupsaw wants CHWs to be recognized as public servants because they are at the forefront in the delivery of basic health care services to the communities.