The Department of Public Service and Administration has obtained a Labour Court interdict to prevent public servants belonging to the National Education, Health and Allied Worker’s Union (NEHAWU) to embark on an indefinite strike.
This was confirmed by the Departmental spokesperson, Mr Moses Mushi in a statement issued on Saturday, 04 March 2023.
“The Department of Public Service and Administration has successfully interdicted the indefinite strike that was planned by NEHAWU from Monday 06 March 2023. The DPSA received a strike notice from NEHAWU on 24 February 2023.
“Government respects the rights of trade unions to organise and the rights of members to embark on peaceful and lawful protests, including pickets and strikes.
“It is the commitment of government to ensure that these hard fought for rights are discharged in a manner that does not disrupt service delivery, especially in relation to essential services such as health,” he said.
Mr Mushi said government believes that matters of mutual interest can still be resolved through orderly collective bargaining at the appropriate forum established for such purpose.
“Government will continue to call on all the trade unions to go back to the Bargaining Chamber to negotiate and resolve matters through dialogue,” he said.