Nehawu Eastern Cape secretary Miki Jaceni mentioned union representatives can be deployed to all DOD workplaces to confirm in the event that they meet the required Covid-19 laws.
Following the introduction of the level Four lockdown, the division of defence (DOD) is recalling to work its support staff who fall underneath the Public Service and Administration Act.
DOD spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini mentioned the employees will report for responsibility in a staggered and phased method.
He mentioned the recalling was in step with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) round 18 of 2020.
According to Dlamini, the choice of staff can be decided by divisional heads in accordance with the DPSA tips. The dates would even be decided by the heads of the divisions.
“Subsequently, the chief of the Human Resources Division has briefed the unions as regards to the plan for the return of staff as stipulated within the DPSA laws. A Department or Defence Covid-19 steering committee has been established to evaluate and coordinate all issues associated to Covid-19 within the division.”
He added that, in step with the precautionary measures as stipulated within the printed laws, the DOD had ensured that at each unit, scanners, sanitisers and masks had been to be made out there to all these anticipated to return, and that each one different precautionary measures can be put in place.
“This strategy will permit for correct management and be certain that further private protecting gear, as required for each returning staff member as outlined within the DPSA laws, are adhered to. At all occasions, the mandatory screening in addition to sanitising gear should be out there, and all members of the DOD will probably be screened earlier than coming into their workplace, as has been the case because the lockdown on 26 March 2020 for these members that remained operational,” mentioned Dlamini.
National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) Eastern Cape secretary Miki Jaceni mentioned union representatives can be deployed to all DOD workplaces to confirm in the event that they meet the required Covid-19 laws.
“Nehawu has taken a place that no member should resume work if the office will not be prepared by way of decontamination and private protecting gear. No supervisor can power staff to topic themselves to a dangerous atmosphere. The employer should adjust to the institution of Occupational Health and Safety Committees.”
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