Mavisa refuted allegations that management had not paid the company’s salaries: “This is untrue. The reasons for the alleged non-payment of employees are known to the company. The department has terminated the warranty contract and has begun a process that will culminate in the appointment of a new service provider.”
Company director Lippo Nari told TimesLIVE that the workers’ wages will be paid on or before July 14.
“The contract we got was from month to month. The department did not renew a monthly contract when our workers started disrupting operations in some hospitals.”
He added that the guards also refused to directly involve their employers and allegedly left the site.
“The staff contracts were also based on the client’s contract on a monthly basis and it was not renewed either,” he said.
This issue requires an overhaul of the outsourcing of security services in health institutions, said Nihau’s regional secretary at eThekwini, Prince Mathlan.
“Victimization is a long-standing issue. Security is the hospital’s business, and therefore it has to be from within,” Mathlan said.
He said the standoff was not limited to RK Khan Hospital, as Stanger Hospital was also facing the same issue.