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strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that the ongoing strike by forensic pathology workers in Gauteng has put the brakes on the release of postmortem results and burials, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday.  

DA Gauteng health spokesperson Jack Bloom said that the worst affected mortuary was in Germiston in Ekurhuleni, where 65 bodies have piled up because of the illegal strike.  Hundreds of forensic pathology officers in the province embarked on an unprotected strike last week by not carrying out their dissection and evisceration functions.  They have been given a final warning to resume their normal duties or face disciplinary action as they are in contradiction of an interdict judgment by the Labour Court in 2016.  Dr Medupe Modisane, Gauteng forensic pathology services acting chief executive, admitted that workers have been on a "work-to-rule" strike since last week Wednesday over a grievance “about a formal training programme”.  Bloom said that the workers' grievances related to unfulfilled promises after their strike in June last year.

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