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Friday January 26, 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has reached an agreement with the University of South Africa [UNISA] to bring a long strike of 8 days to an end which was as a results of the intransigent of the Unisa management. The wage increase agreement is on a sliding from 6.5% to 8.5% for the lowest paid workers.

The agreement also include a massive increase on salaries for security personnel and cleaners with a salary increase of 20% and 18% respectively. The union has further registered a victory on retaining performance bonuses of R112 millions to be paid to all qualifying workers in line with the Integrated Perfomance Management System [IPMS] to be implemented in February 2018. Workers will also share performance bonuses to be backdated to 1st January 2018.

Both parties also agreed on a process to absorb ICT workers who have been on contract for 15 years by no later than the 31st of March 2018 as per the LRA amendments.

The national union will formally write to the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the ministerial deployees on council who have been cited in the state of capture report and Gupta leaks to be formally suspended until their names are cleared.

The union would like to register its appreciation to all its members who despite court interdicts continued to refuse to go to work as they were well aware their struggle for economic emancipation can only be led by themselves.

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
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