Today, protesting workers trashed the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg in a dispute over unpaid bonuses.
The workers including doctors, nurses, cleaners and porters are demanding for the Gauteng department of health to pay out performance bonuses owed to them for 2016/17 financial year.
Black bags containing rubbish ranging from paper to half-eaten food were emptied along the corridors‚ contaminating what is meant to be a hygienic environment. Some patients were wheeled through the piles of rubbish by some of the non-striking workers.
Others‚ with patches covering their eyes‚ were seen walking through the soiled corridors. A few of the demonstrators wore blue face masks to protect themselves from the unsanitary conditions. A revolving door had been blocked from the inside with a heap of metallic chairs.