Germiston mortuary bears the brunt of go-slow

Workers at Gauteng mortuaries are on a go-slow as a result of unfulfilled promises they believe were made during the July 2017 demonstration, which lead to a backlog of nearly 200 autopsies.

The Germiston mortuary is understood to be the worst affected with an estimated 60 autopsies still to be processed.

Dr Medupe Modisane, Acting CEO, Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services, says they have approached the Braamfontein labour court to interdict what he says is an illegal strike.

We are trying to strike a deal as we speak, there is a court sitting at the Braamfontein labour court to try and solve the problem of the illegal strike.

Dr Medupe Modisane, Acting CEO, Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services

We are hoping to get an order for the forensic officers to go back to work with immediate effect.

Dr Medupe Modisane, Acting CEO, Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services

Modisane says some of the striking officers have been placed on precautionary suspension.

The problem is the people who must assist with the transporting of the bodies are currently being intimated, we have given officers who are on strike precautionary suspension letters, that if they are not performing their full duties, they must vacate the premises so that those that are willing to work can work without intimidation.

Dr Medupe Modisane, Acting CEO, Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services

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This article first appeared on 702 : Germiston mortuary bears the brunt of go-slow


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