The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] will launch its National Public Service Delivery on Friday, the 17th February 2023 in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces respectively. 

NEHAWU as revolutionary and transformative red-union, is embarking on this campaign with an intention to achieve improved quality service to our people in order to better their lives particularly, the working class and the poor as well as contributing to the building of a capable and developmental state that intervenes to societal needs.

This campaign is inspired by the union’s orientation, amidst the prevailing worsening living conditions of our people and poor service triggered by the neo-liberal policy of austerity, to build public service cadre that places the interests of society, the working class in particular at the centre of the service given its strategic location at the point of service. This campaign will necessitate our government to do more on social spending as opposed to the current mode of neo-liberal policy whose intention is to cut on social spending as this policy combined with capitalism has been recently exposed in its inability to sustain itself both at the structural and systematic level by COVID-19 pandemic.

Indeed, the previous public service delivery campaigns of the union gave rise to strategic policy developments and strategic plans grounded from ten (10) point plans for departments such as Social Development and Health to mention a few in the public service. These plans were aimed at addressing the immediate task of accelerating quality service delivery including ensuring the implementation of the National Health Insurance, improving Quality Healthcare and revitalisation of infrastructure amongst others.

Our public service delivery campaign remains a tool at the disposal of the union to transform society for the benefit of our class [the working-class] which is a dialectical link between the workplace struggles and community struggles. 

In this regard, the union will wage a relentlessly a cross sectoral public service campaign on the following demands amongst others:  

  1. End Corruption, maladministration and mismanagement of state resources.
  2. Fight against privatisation and outsourcing of services.
  3. Fill funded vacant posts
  4. Full implementation of the National Health Insurance
  5. Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act through establishment of Health and Safety Committee that functional and effective
  6. Reduce long queues particularly at Home Affairs, Justice, Labour, SASSA, SARS, Hospitals, etc. 
  7. Linked to the campaign is the fight against austerity measures in the public sector, wage freeze, moratorium on filling of vacant posts, implementation of clause 3.3 of the PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2018 and better salary increment in the public service
  8. Ensure cleanliness and conducive working environment
  9. Refurbishment of infrastructure 

On Friday 17th, we will launch our national public service delivery campaign in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng paying a particular attention on the health sector to due to the state of the healthcare system in the respective provinces. 

The state of healthcare system in our country is confronted with insurmountable challenges which ranges from corruption, maladministration, nepotism, staff shortages, dilapidated healthcare infrastructure including un-roadworthy ambulance and patient transport, shortage of medicines and food for patients.

The Public Service Delivery Campaign is our broad transformative objective in our quest to transform society. Equally, it also serves to resolve the immediate workplace challenges that confront our members, workers and the working class in general. 


  1. Eastern Cape Province 

Date – 17 February 2023

Venue – Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umtata. 

Time – 12H00 

  1. Gauteng Province 

Date – 17 February 2023

Venue – Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. 

Time – 10H00 

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the launch of the National Public Service Delivery Campaign. 


Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat

Zola Saphetha (General Secretary) at 082 558 5968; December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969; Lwazi Nkolonzi (NEHAWU National Spokesperson) at 081 558 2335 or email: