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Striking forensic pathology lab employees to discuss new wage offer

Unions have accepted a 7.3% wage increase, while other demands are outstanding, but Nehawu says a new offer is on the table.

Workers at the National Health Laboratory Service downed tools over labour-related issues on 26 July 2017. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Striking employees at state-run forensic pathology labs will discuss a new salary offer from management when they meet on Monday.

Members affiliated to the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association have been on strike since Wednesday.

Unions have accepted a 7.3% wage increase but they are demanding other benefits such as housing allowances and increases in medical aid subsidies.

Nehawu's Khaya Xaba says a new offer is on the table.

“We’re taking that offer back to our members, they will give us the go ahead on whether to accept it and whether we should end the strike.”

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