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We have to use bin bags to protect ourselves: desperate hospital workers

Union has threatened a full-blown strike at the expected peak of the virus if its demands aren’t met

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Workers at public hospitals say they feel alone in the fight against Covid-19, with a lack of support, resources and adequate protection.

Nehawu this week painted a grim picture of a lack of PPE at the hospitals, highlighting how health workers sometimes resorted to using refuse bags as protective wear because what they had been issued was inadequate or lacking.

The union is now squaring up for a fight with health authorities, starting on August 21, when its members will simultaneously book a day’s leave if government fails to provide proper safety equipment for front-line workers...

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