New deal on the table for striking Parliament workers

2015-12-02 12:56
(Jenni Evans, News24)

(Jenni Evans, News24)

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Cape Town – The ongoing strike at Parliament might come to an end on Wednesday - if workers like what they hear.

Jovial National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union workers danced, sang, and blew vuvuzelas and whistles as they waited to hear a new offer from the institution on Wednesday.

The protestors, who had been stationed outside Parliament since the enforcement of an interdict last week, left their post on Wednesday to go hash out the details of a new offer at a church nearby.

Nehawu president Mzwandile Mkwayiba had been in discussions with Parliament's management for a week, and on Wednesday, a new offer was brought to the table in a closed meeting with workers.

Branch chairperson Sthembiso Tembe on Wednesday said the new offer “was worth considering” without giving any details. But it would be up to the workers to accept it, he said.

Parliament employees have been on strike for almost four weeks, fighting for a change in the payment structure of bonuses.

They have also flagged the re-vetting process currently underway in Parliament as another bone of contention.

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