13 February 2015
The National Education Health
and Allied Workers Union said the State of the Nation Address failed to give a
coherent programmatic vision of fighting the triple crisis of unemployment,
poverty and inequality.
President Jacob Zuma delivered
his 8th Sona amongst disruption and chaos in the National Assembly.
However Nehawu has strongly
condemned the disruptions by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters.
Nehawu members working in Parliament withdrew
its services for the Sona due to management issues over their 13th cheque.
Nehawu Spokesperson Sizwe
Pamla said 2013 the President said he is going to appoint a commission that was
supposed to look the condition of public servants.
Pamla said Two years later he
is yet to report back.
Pamla said we find this
totally unacceptable as we all agreed that it is priority for the working class
because they don’t have access to universal health care.
Pamla said The white paper has
not come up the President has said nothing and we feel the President was
distracted in his State of Nation Address by the issues of electricity in load
“We feel that the SONA was
more of a crisis management speech than a vision coming from the head of state
of how will move forward” Pamla added.
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