GP Health team dispatched to probe if all mortuary workers back at work

GP Health team dispatched to probe if all mortuary workers back at work

The department reached an agreement with unions, which has finally brought an end to a three-week strike by forensic assistants.

Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has dispatched a team from her department to investigate whether all mortuary workers across the province have reported for duty on Monday.

The department reached an agreement with unions, which has finally brought an end to a three-week strike by forensic assistants.

The strike hit 10 mortuaries in the province, with families forced to postpone funerals due to a backlog in post-mortems.

Ramokgopa’s spokesperson Khutso Rabothata says they will know later on Monday afternoon whether all state mortuaries in the province are fully functional.

“There’s a team that has been dispatched to assess the situation in terms of attendance for our forensic pathology officers whether they are back at work on full service.”

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