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nehawu80The New Age reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) strike action at the Gauteng provincial legislature (GPL), which has entered its third week, continues unabated.  

Nehawu’s dispute with the GPL is mainly about wage and salary increases.  About 150 workers downed tools demanding a 9.5% salary increase and 1% increase to cushion the increase effected by medical costs.  Nehawu branch secretary Kgomotso Sekulane gave this update:  “In terms of the latest development, GPL had agreed to the increase.  However, they say at the end of the financial year 0.5% will be removed from the increment.  Workers have rejected that as they have never heard of such a resolution.”  Sekulane also said that the issue of no work no pay needed to be discussed as the GPL intended to apply that principle.  “We reject this as the GPL is to blame for the strike dragging this long,” Sekulane claimed.

  • Read this report by Refilwe Magashule in full at The New Age


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