Delayed discipline for workers who trashed Joburg Hospital
19 September 2019
A shortage of labour relations officers has been blamed for the long delay in disciplining workers who trashed the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital in May last year.
This is according to Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku in an oral reply to my questions earlier this week in the Gauteng Legislature.
He said that a team of five working on this case had been diverted to attend to matters at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital, and a new five-person investigation team has now been appointed with a deadline of 30 September this year.
I am relieved that action against the 16 workers identified by CCTV cameras is finally being taken, but I am concerned that they were not suspended or moved elsewhere as many of them were identified as having threatened other staff.