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nehawu80EWN reports that at least 1,500 members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) have embarked on a strike after wage talks deadlocked with management at the Agricultural Research Centre.  

The negotiations started in April, but have failed to settle a wage increase dispute.  The union is demanding a 7.3% wage increase, while management is offering 5%.  Nehawu's Khaya Xaba stated:  “Negotiations have been ongoing since April this year and it’s failed dismally.  We are always open and available for negotiations.  The ball is in their court.  We’ve done everything possible to find an amicable solution.”

  • This short report by Ilze-Marie Le Roux is at EWN
  • Read Nehawu’s press statement from 8 July 2017 on this matter at Cosatu Today


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