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NEHAWU General Secretary To Meet With DUT VC And Deputy Minister Of Education And Training To Intervene On DUT Impasse

Monday February 26, 2018

The General Secretary of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU], Cde Zola Saphetha, will meet both the Vice Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology [DUT] and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training [DHET] tomorrow at 9am with the intention to intervene in the DUT impasse.

The strike at the university is entering its seventh week this morning and has resulted in the delaying of the commencement of the 2018 academic year. An immediate suspension of the strike is needed as a matter of urgency so that tuition can begin as soon as possible. As NEHAWU, we are committed to engaging all concerned stakeholders in ending the strike and we welcome the commitment by the University Council to return to the negotiation table.

NEHAWU will always stand on the side of workers in the struggle for a living wage and better working conditions. We hold a strong belief that the demands of the DUT workers are reasonable and that the university has an obligation to take care of its most priced assets which is its human resource.

Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat
Zola Saphetha (General Secretary) at 082 558 5968;
December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969;
Khaya Xaba (NEHAWU Media Liaison Officer) at 082 455 2500
or email: Visit NEHAWU website:

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