(Nehawu) members dispersed peacefully after a three-hour protest over wages
outside the University of South Africa’s (Unisa) head offices in Pretoria.
strike today. It is expected to go national tomorrow and it will be a daily
thing until our demands are met.”
annual salary increment across the board. The university has offered 8.5%.
beginning of the year and we have tried every other trick in the book, but they
are not prepared to move.
whether we agree or not. That is why we decided to embark on the strike,” he
that the strike spread across the country from tomorrow, he said.
the co-ordination of the nationwide strike and the formation of provincial task
teams to oversee it.
protest: “There is a student-worker alliance that has come about after some
student bodies informed us that they support the strike and will be
participating in protests.
That also needs co-ordination.
particularly affected by the protest.
It is still too early to say how much
impact it has had but that will be clear once the strike is rolled out
nationally,” he said.
was more than generous: “This is our final offer.
It is not only generous but
much higher than what other tertiary institutions have agreed on.”
institutions and should be seen as an additional benefit for Unisa employees,
Ntuane said: “We do not only have the salary increments, but performance-related
That makes our offer more than generous.”
the protests to other provinces.
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