Photos: Protesting workers ‘trash’ Charlotte Maxeke hospital in South Africa over unpaid dues

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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.

 

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