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protestSowetan reports that disgruntled workers from seven Central Johannesburg Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) branches blocked the entrance to the college in Parktown on Monday‚ demanding pay progression.  

The college‚ which is preparing for graduations on Friday and exams next week‚ was disrupted by angry workers who claimed they have waited for three years.  “Graduations on Friday will not happen if we are not paid what is due to us.  Same thing will happen with the exams‚ we will keep all TVET colleges closed‚” threatened the workers, who had camped outside the college gate.  Desmond April, principal of the colleges, said the workers were on an illegal unprotected strike and added:  “When I arrived this morning the gates were locked.  Workers are complaining about their monies that have been outstanding since April 1 2015 when the department migrated the colleges.  A resolution was made by the department - not the college.”

  • Read this report by Yoliswa Sobuwa in full at TimesLive

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