Solidarity Youth today warned the Gauteng Department of Health to immediately pay recently placed medical interns after they haven’t received their salary yesterday. Solidarity Youth also announced that it would file a complaint at the Department of Labour regarding this failure of payment.
This follows when it came to light that these intern doctors, pharmacists and other supporting staff that was recently placed, did not receive their salary at the end of January.
According to Paul Maritz, Coordinator of Solidarity Youth, these medical interns received an email on 29 January stating that they are not going to receive a salary for January since their jobs were only uploaded to the system on 24 January and therefore it was too late for the payment system.
Maritz also says that most of these students have been working since 2 January, leaving more than enough time for the provincial authority to upload the students’ jobs on the system. “These interns have financial responsibilities and therefore it is unfair that these students have to struggle to cope because of the Department’s inefficient administration system,” said Maritz.
Solidarity Youth encourages those that are affected by this, to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.