Parliament strike back on - Nehawu

2015-11-20 20:16
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Cape Town - The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said on Friday that the strike at Parliament was back on after management failed to propose a percentage to calculate their performance bonuses, the union said.

"Comrades. The suspension [of the strike] is lifted. On Monday, we go full force on them,"said Nehawu branch chairperson Sthembiso Tembe.

"We will be withdrawing our services, we will be protesting in Parliament because there is no commitment on the part of management."

Nehawu said it was, however, told that there was R16.2m in the kitty for the bonuses, but without Parliament's proposal on which formula to use, nothing could be done.

He said they had brought their own proposed percentage for the calculations.

"We go back to square one," said Tembe.

After a meeting on November 6, Nehawu decided to go on strike over performance bonuses.

The strike was suspended on Tuesday after management conceded to the union's insistence that they had already agreed to pay the bonus based on a percentage of the total year's package.

Tembe said there would be no catering, communication, research or secretarial services until the matter was settled.

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