South African Community Health Workers (CHW) will receive a stipend for an extended three years while the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) continue to discuss the matter of their permanent employment.
On Wednesday, the Health Department welcomed the Bargaining Council’s resolution to improve work conditions, standardise remuneration and the conditions of service of CHWs.
In a statement, the department’s spokesperson Foster Mohale said, based on the current minimum wage, the Community Health Workers shall receive the stipend of R4 058.45.
The amount is set to increase annually as determined by the Minister of Employment and Labour until it is reviewed in 2025.
“This follows a three-year agreement signed on 21 July 2022 by