DENOSA joined other labour unions at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto on 27 August when thousands of workers at the hospital, including nurses, marched to the hospital to demand that a report of investigation on corruption at the institution be released.
Unions have been at loggerheads with management at the facility corruption which has visibly crippled the healthcare services at the biggest hospital in Southern Africa where procurement processes are managed in a way that disadvantages quality patient care.
Unions' representative and DENOSA Branch Secretary at the facility said key to the demands, which had not been responded to by management since 1 August, are:
- That the Acting CEO steps down;
- Filling of vacant positions;
- Transparency in the employment of staff at the facility;
- Corrupt officials be removed; and
- Release of the investigation report.
The Department of Health promised to release the report to the unions during the week.