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PretoriaUniversityThe Citizen reports that the University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Health Education & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) were due to go back to the negotiating table on Tuesday morning in a last effort to try to find common ground on 2017 salary negotiations.  

UP has also agreed to allow Nehawu members to continue to picket in front of the university.  On Friday, the Labour Court granted the university an interdict to prevent Nehawu from participating in unlawful protests on the campus of the university.  This interdict has been set aside with the condition that Nehawu would continue its picketing peacefully.  According to a UP spokesperson, the strike would probably continue.  Nehawu is demanding an 8% salary increase with a 100% 13th cheque.  UP has offered a 7% general salary increase effective from 1 March 2017, as well as an additional R3,000 gratuity payment.

  • Read this report by Virginia Keppler in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Animals placed under care at Tuks as Nehawu protests continue, at The Citizen

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