The World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 92 million workers around the world fully supports its affiliated organisation in South Africa: National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) in its demands for universal health coverage.
From 1945, the WFTU during its first steps put in the front-line of its demands the universal health coverage, the social security for all the workers. Its affiliates in every country of the world were and are considering the free and public health system as a social right and are struggling for its implementation by any means.
The public health is an absolute priority of the WFTU and the international class oriented trade union movement. We struggle for a modern, public and quality health system with policies of prevention and healthcare infrastructure that cover the entire population. We fight for public and free medical care and accessible and quality medicines for all.
We reaffirm our position for public and high quality health services for all the people in South Africa and we demand the improvement and observation of this crucial sector workers’ working and living conditions.