South African healthcare workers affiliated to the key National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) are set to continue with lunch-hour demonstrations for improved working conditions and pay while the union has threatened a full strike in October if their demands on conditions and pay are not heard. Pretoria News reports that some of the union’s demands include the call for workplaces to ensure full compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the immediate establishment of health committees in all workplaces, and for the Department of Health to prohibit hospital managers from preventing workers going into quarantine if they believed they had been exposed to Covid-19. It also wants workers be screened daily and for the department to roll out a national testing programme of non-communicable diseases.