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psaANA reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has welcomed the judgment by the Limpopo High Court ordering the Limpopo department of health to re-employ seven dentists.  

Their contracts were terminated by the department before the completion of their community service terms.  PSA provincial manager for Limpopo John Teffo indicated:  “The PSA is vindicated by this judgment as it has been the Union’s position that the department was wrong to terminate the contracts of these employees and that it was obliged to allow them to complete their five years in line with their contracts.  Alternatively, the department should pay them off if it intends to terminate the contracts prematurely.  The PSA will not allow the department not to honour its obligation towards these employees as per the signed contract.”  He warned that the judgment should be taken seriously by the department as other health professionals have not yet been absorbed based on their signed contracts.  Teffo commented that the failure to absorb the health professionals concerned was because of a lack of proper planning.

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