Workers threatened by UJ management

2015-11-05 15:34
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

PICS: Students injured at UJ campus protest

Students protesting against university fees at the University of Johannesburg have reportedly been assaulted by outsourced security workers on campus. View pics of the protest here.

Johannesburg - Protesting University of Johannesburg (UJ) workers were warned on Thursday they face dismissal if they did not return to work.

The workers are protesting against outsourcing at the university.

News24 was shown an SMS which reads: "Return to work . Court order. Strike is unlawful. Stop striking, abandon strike, don’t be violent, damage property, intimidate. If you continue, Saps will arrest you."

One of the workers, Irene Klass, said she was not bothered by the university's intimidation tactics.

"We are going to stay here until our demands are met. I have been working here since 1998 and I still get paid R2 000. They wanted us to feel afraid when they sent the SMS but we showed them that nothing they say or do can intimidate us," Klass said.

On Thursday afternoon the protest turned violent when Fidelity security guards assaulted students and workers in front of the media and police. Guards also pepper-sprayed protesting students.

Three workers and a student were taken to hospital by paramedics.

Read more on:    university of johannesburg  |  johannesburg  |  education  |  university fees

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.