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nehawu80The Star reports that various committee meetings of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature have been affected by the strike action of staff members, which has entered its third week.  

On Wednesday, committee secretaries, communication officers and stenographers responsible for the recordings of meetings, chose to abandon their work to demand salary increases.  Committee meetings on Education; Health; and Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation had to be postponed because of the strike action.  Other recent committee meetings also have had to be postponed.  The employees, led by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), are staging an indefinite strike for an 8% salary hike across the board.  The legislature has apparently offered 8% for low-earning staff members and 7.4% for middle management staff, but Nehawu had rejected both offers as it wants an across the board increase of 8%.  Nehawu branch secretary Kgomotso Sekulane claimed that all legislatures across the country were afforded 8% increases across the board.

  • Read this report by Baldwin Ndaba in full at The Star

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