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CPUTGroundUp reports that following a week of student-worker protests that resulted in a two-day shutdown, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) agreed to insource security guards and cleaning staff.  

The workers signed pre-contracts on 31 July which stated that they would be permanent employees of CPUT as of 1 January 2018.  The pre-contract also stated that finalised contracts would be given to the workers by 31 August and their pay slips would be available on 25 August.  At present, salaries are apparently paid directly into accounts without pay slips.  The University Council also committed to monitoring the insourcing process more regularly.  GroundUp asked CPUT management about the additional cost of insourcing, but the institution did not answer this question.

  • Read this report by Zoe Postman GroundUp

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