Workers to begin campaign at CUT

2016-03-23 06:00

OUTSOURCED workers at the Central University of Technology said they were planning to protest against out-

sourcing when the university re-opened in April.

“We will begin a protest campaign when the university re-opens, to demand that management meets the workers and student forum to begin talks on insourcing,” said #OutSourcingMustFall spokesperson Itumeleng Lecheko during a media briefing in Bloemfontein on Thursday (17/03).

Lecheko said they planned to have night vigils in front of the council’s offices.

“We won’t stop until management is ready to hear the workers’ and student forum’s pro­posals.

“We remain resolute in our struggle against all forms of oppression and exploitation and shall defend ourselves.”

On 7 March, workers at the university handed over their memorandum of demands to the university demanding to be insourced.

After this, a security company dismissed 41 workers.

In a written reply to workers’ demands, the university said they could not afford to employ all workers on a permanent basis.

The university said their major source of income was limited and any expense beyond their budget could compromise the quality of teaching and learning.

However, Lecheko said they would intensify their protest until they were heard.

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