Ninewells porters who went on strike for nearly three months have still not collected their increased wages three weeks after they were due to receive them.
The NHS Tayside workers went on strike on April 7 following a dispute over pay grades stretching back over 10 years.
They claimed they were being paid less than those doing the same job elsewhere in Tayside and were owed about £6 million in back pay.
But despite a pledge that porters would have their salaries raised to Band 2 on August 31, nothing has changed.
A fresh row has now broken out between Unite and NHS Tayside as both point the finger at each other for the delay.
NHS Tayside director of human resources George Doherty said: “The revised job description was drafted and processed within the agreed timescale.
“Unite had requested that the letter to porters confirming the outcome be held back pending further discussions.”
But Unite’s regional organiser Colin Coupar said that was no excuse, as one of his shop stewards only asked for the letter to be held back weeks after the initial agreed date of August 31.
He said: “It was only at 1.45pm on Friday that I received an email from NHS Tayside saying that they have been asked not to put a letter out confirming the changes after a request from one of my shop stewards. But the change in wages was supposed to take place on August 31 and they didn’t do that.
“There had already been three previous weeks where it’s supposed have been done. It was only on Friday that they contacted me about this issue with the shop steward, so they’ve used this situation as an excuse.”
The issues are not thought to be severe enough for porters to start talking of planning another strike, but one said that the atmosphere had not changed and morale was low among staff.