Unions act against nurses' pay cut

Lyse Comins, Daily News, July 13, 2010 Trade unions are preparing to take the Department of Health to court after some nurses have had their occupation specific dispensation (OSD) cut, just months after the agreement was finally signed. Some have had salary cuts of up to R10 000 a month, without written notification, nurses say. This has left some of the affected members in a debt trap after they bought properties based on their higher salaries. At least 57 nurses have been affected, mostly in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo, but the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) said it was difficult to determine how many people had been affected. ... Unions