gautengThe Star reports that more than 750 employees of the forensic pathology services in Gauteng have been on an illegal strike since the beginning of the month, forcing the provincial Health Department to go the legal route to bring it to an end.  

Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu said her department had applied for and was granted a court interdict to end the strike and forensic officers were now back at work.  Post-mortems on all outstanding cases were being fast­ tracked.  An (unnamed) forensic officer said their gripes centred around the lack of danger pay and a dissection allowance.  A departmental spokesperson said forensic officers were not registered with statutory bodies and were not eligible to receive those allowances.  Mahlangu indicated that they were interacting with the staff to resolve their issues.

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