A lot has been happening around South Africa. The NEHAWU has Strick again! Get to know the Nehawu strike, Unisa Strick, What is happening around Education affairs at Unisa.
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Why is Unisa on strike?
NEHAWU spokesperson Khaya Xaba says their strike action will only cease once UNISA management has acceded to the workers’ demands which include the in-sourcing of all workers.
Is the strike over at Unisa?
NEHAWU strike at Unisa continues. The strike by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), is continuing today at all campuses of the university nation-wide.
Is Unisa still on strike 2020?
Acting director for communications at Unisa Lusani Netshitomboni said despite holding a meeting with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union and the Academic and Professional Staff Association until late on Thursday, the parties had not been able to come to an amicable solution.
Netshitomboni said on the university’s behalf they had improved their initial offer from 6% to 6.3%, however, the unions had not accepted the offer.
He said both unions had indicated to the university management that they would only be willing to accept anything between 8.3% and 9%.
“Unfortunately the university can only do so much so as it stands the strike is still on. The university will continue engaging both unions in order to find an amicable solution.”
Is Unisa registration extended?
Unisa Statement on Staff Protest Action: Unisa is currently experiencing protest action by NEHAWU and normal services may be affected. While the wage negotiations are taking place between management and organized labor, we encourage students to continue to apply and register online.
The closing date for first semester registrations and minimum payments has been extended to 1 February 2020.
The university advises all other stakeholders who want to access campuses to conduct their business to do so online, where applicable.
Examinations will not be affected by the strike.
The university management will endeavor to find an amicable solution to ensure that the wage dispute is resolved amicably so that services are provided without hindrance.
The university will continue to provide constant updates to all stakeholders through relevant communication platforms.