Management urged to resolve hospital security

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has instructed the management of Steve Biko Academic hospital to ensure that there are no disruption of services and that matters affecting security employees are immediately resolved.

The department on Monday said the hospital management has assured the MEC and the public that it has not experienced any service disruption.

This, despite the workers of a private security company contracted to the hospital being disgruntled with their employer.

“The employees of the private security company contracted to the Steve Biko Hospital disrupted the hospital access by motor cars from 7am to 8am. Access to the hospital was only by walking in,” the department said.

The MEC said this is unacceptable behaviour and the department cannot allow the disruption of services and acts that compromise patients and employees safety.

“The Gauteng Department of Health appreciates the support of the South African Police Services for helping to bring the situation under control. We call on the private security company to speedily resolve their labour disputes in a manner that does not affect their contractual obligations to the hospital,” said MEC Ramokgopa. - SAnews.gov.za

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