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uctCape Times reports that according to University of Cape Town (UCT) workers and student activists they had no choice but to withdraw their planned strike over labour issues, after the university applied for a court interdict over two technicalities.  

A meeting between the university's management and worker representatives on Wednesday ended with the parties agreeing they would meet again on Thursday.  They were due to discuss issues regarding working hours, shift allowances and pay differences among ground staff.  SA Liberated Public Sector Workers Union representative Abraham Agullas said: “We were advised to withdraw our notice because in their interdict they said we did not stipulate where on UCT we would strike or the time.”  A university spokesperson said the university had withdrawn its urgent application to interdict the strike after the unions informed them of their withdrawal of their notice.  Agullas said vice-chancellor Max Price was at Wednesday’s meeting to argue that management was working to resolve the issues.

  • Read this report by Dominic Adriaanse in full at Cape Times
  • See too, UCT strike postponed, at GroundUp
  • And also, Mass meeting held after UCT shutdown cancelled, at Cape Argus
  • As well as, Max Price: Planned shutdown could cost UCT R500m, at TimesLive

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