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gautengANA reports that the Gauteng Department of Health has welcomed a court order that striking pathology must officers resume their duties, saying it had addressed all their concerns.  

Forensic pathology services in the province had been disrupted after at least 40 mortuary workers, mainly from the Germiston facility, embarked on an illegal strike over a formal training programme.  Some workers were served with suspension letters last week.  The workers refused to carry out their dissection and evisceration functions, holding back funerals that could not be carried out due to pending post-mortems on the deceased.  On Thursday, the department applied for a court interdict against the striking employees, which was served on Friday.  The department argued that the workers rendered essential services in terms of the Labour Relations Act and were therefore barred from striking.  The principle of "no-work, no pay" will be applicable to the workers.

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