gautengSowetan reports that the two-week strike by Gauteng forensic pathology services workers might come to an end on Friday.  

Provincial department of health officials and five workers’ unions met at the Bargaining Council in Pretoria on Wednesday where several agreements were reached.  These were expected to be taken to union members before another meeting on Friday.  “Both parties agreed in principle on many factors and they were all confident that their constituencies will agree with the outcome of the meeting and that the strike could end by Friday,” council general secretary Mpumelelo Sibiya said.  Department spokesman, Khutso Rabothata, said:  “We are crossing our fingers that we will come to a conclusion by Friday.”  Susan Ntlatleng of trade union Hospersa said among the offers was the introduction of a monthly danger allowance for qualifying employees.  The employer has also offered to pay a remedial once-off amount to qualifying officers.

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