South African Health Lab Workers Embark on 'Peaceful' Strike
Employees of the National Health Laboratory Service have called for a salary adjustment of 7.3%, a housing allowance of R2 000 a month and a shift allowance of R50, or 45% of their hourly rate - whichever is greater.
News24Wire, 26 July 2017
The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) nationwide strike at the National Health Laboratory Service was "so far so good" a spokesperson said on Thursday. Read more »
The NHLS is tasked with providing diagnostic pathology services, such as blood tests, to the government. (file photo).
Bhekisisa, 24 July 2017
Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage increases. Read more »
DA, 18 July 2017
The DA has written to the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, to request an urgent intervention from the national health department in the looming national pathology strike. Read more »
South Africa: Possible National Health Lab Strike Looming
News24Wire, 17 July 2017
The DA on Monday said preparations needed to be made at Gauteng state hospitals and clinics for a looming strike at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). Read more »
The National Forensic Pathology Service Committee has rubbished "irresponsible statements" alleging untrained forensic officers have conducted unsupervised post-mortems for the ... Read more »
A "go-slow" by Gauteng forensic services has resulted in a backlog of more than 200 bodies requiring autopsy. Families of the deceased have sought court orders to ensure the ... Read more »