19 May 2017
The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU)has concluded negotiations on salary and allowance adjustment and accepted the revised offer from the management of the Rhodes University thus ending the strike.
The national union will continue to raise sharply the issues related to transformation as raised with the management of the University last month and will not rest until all services are insourced and workers are absorbed permanently by the University. Once again, we appeal to the university to prioritise and treat its workforce with dignity and respect if it wants to excel as a world class institution.
Click the below link to view the accepted revised offer made to workers at Rhodes University:
The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of the 92 million workers in every continent, expresses its deep class solidarity with its affiliate NEHAWU from South Africa on the Occasion of its National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector on the 10th February 2017 in the fight for improved conditions of workers in general and specifically the Public Social Development Sector.
We fully adopt the message of the workers: “We shall take the matter to the streets”, we call them to intensify their struggle for their rights. The workers in the social Development Sector have to face the privatization and outsourcing in many sectors that have to be offered free by the state. The NEHAWU demands which we fully support are: