NEHAWU to address nurses on International Nurses’ Day

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] as a union organising in the healthcare sector will join millions of nurses across the world in celebrating the International Nurses Day which is celebrated annually on the 12thMay.

As part of celebrating this important day, NEHAWU will hold a virtual address to all workers, nurses in particular amidst the outbreak of the novel corona virus. It is befitting to pay homage to all frontline workers more especially nurses who are our primary caregivers for their courage and humane service that they render in detecting, testing, quarantining people who are infected by the Coronavirus, treating patients that are infected with COVID-19 and saving lives across the world.

The NEHAWU message on International Nurses Day will be delivered under the theme “Nurses a catalyst for a brighter future for health around the globe” will focus on the following:

  • Our campaigns for health and safety, improved conditions of service, breastfeeding facilities, payment of statutory fees and uniform allowances etc.
  • Conditions faced by nurses during the pandemic which includes: non-implementation of Resolution 1 of 2018 especially clause 3.3 which relates to salary increases, mental health and counselling, unreliable public transport, lack of Personal Protective Equipment PPEs, exhaustion, lack of catering, etc.
  • Our plans to continue advocating for the transformation of the South African Nursing Council [SANC] which will translate to the transformation of the nursing profession

Because of the regulations of the lockdown which prohibits gatherings the address will take place via Facebook Live which will be streamed live on the NEHAWU Facebook page [NEHAWU AD] and will be delivered by the NEHAWU National Nurses Coordinator, Cde Nobukhosi Xulu.


Date: Tuesday May 12, 2020

Time: 11am 

Platform: Facebook Live [NEHAWU AD]

For more information please contact NEHAWU National Spokesperson, Cde Khaya Xaba, at 082 455 2500 or email: