Angry workers block TUT students on first day back

2016-02-01 12:57
Protesters at TUT last week. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Protesters at TUT last week. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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WATCH: Stun grenade fired at TUT as students clash with workers

2016-01-27 15:09

Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) after a group of people wearing Sasco T-shirts clashed with protesting workers on Wednesday afternoon. WATCH

Pretoria – Tshwane University of Technology students said they were being turned away by protesting staff who had reportedly blocked the main entrance.

The workers' protests at the Pretoria West are part of ongoing unrest over outsourcing of tertiary education staff.

The workers are demanding to be insourced immediately and want a basic salary of R10 000, Eyewitness News tweeted.

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student command had allegedly joined the employees in blocking students, reported EWN. Police later arrived and managed to stop protesters from entering the campus.

The New Age reported that TUT management last week did agree to insourcing workers but with a minimum wage of R5 000.

However, the Outsourcing Must Fall movement had apparently rejected the offer.

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