THE South African Medical Association has called on all fired public service doctors to come forward so they can join a fresh action against the Health Department.
More than 200 doctors in KwaZulu-Natal were fired after failing to report to work at hospitals across the province after their illegal 10-day strike.
The department won a court interdict last Friday compelling the doctors to return to work or face disciplinary action. Doctors have defied the court order.
Yesterday they were still protesting on the streets, demanding a 50percent across-the-board salary increase - and for the dismissal letters to be revoked.
Sama's Norman Mabasa yesterday urged all the dismissed doctors to come forward so they could be registered as part of the dispute.
Most striking doctors in Eastern Cape returned to work yesterday after the provincial health department won an interdict against the illegal strike.
In Cape Town doctors continued the strike yesterday. About 350 doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital said they were considering the government's latest offer but would only make a decision by tomorrow.
Medical staff at Tygerberg Hospital rejected the offer. Doctors at Red Cross Children's Hospital began picketing yesterday.
In Limpopo the Junior Doctors Association of South Africa vowed to take to the streets in protest against government's failure to implement the occupation specific dispensation. - Additional reporting by Anna Majavu and Frank Maponya