Striking mortuary workers blasted
The KwaZulu-Natal cabinet has lashed out at striking mortuary workers in the province‚ as a go-slow has left bodies piling up due to postmortems being delayed.
Fort Napier mortuary in Pietermaritzburg is most affected by the strike‚ which started in November.
At its sitting on Wednesday‚ the executive council described the action of the mortuary employees as “immoral‚ disrespectful to the deceased as well as inhuman to the bereaved families”.
According to the executive committee, the workers are on strike over salaries‚ protective gear and uniforms‚ among other things.