Parliament says no work, no pay policy will stand

2015-12-02 21:08
(Jenni Evans, News24)

(Jenni Evans, News24)

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Cape Town - Parliament said on Wednesday that its no work, no pay policy will stand despite the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [Nehawu] calling off the strike.

Nehawu had earlier accepted a revised offer from Parliament to end the ongoing three-week long protest.

The union said they would accept the offer on condition that money that was deducted from striking workers be paid back and that there was no victimisation due to participating in the protest.

While Parliament welcomed the end of the strike, the institution said all due processes would be followed.

"In this respect, all due institutional processes as earlier communicated to the union will be followed. These include the no work no pay principle and implementation of due disciplinary and any other corrective processes where appropriate."

Parliament said a signed agreement had not been presented to them as yet.

"Parliament further asserts that acts of violence, intimidation and victimisation of staff will not be tolerated. Parliament urges all parties concerned to work hard to achieve sustained labour peace in the institution," Parliament said.

The union announced the end of the strike on Wednesday after prolonged negotiations with Parliament presiding officers and national Nehawu leaders.

Read more on:    nehawu  |  cape town  |  protests  |  parliament 2015

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