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nsfasNews24 reports that about 200 employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are demanding higher salaries and other improvements.  

The workers, who claim management failed to meet demands submitted by their union, the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) in September 2017, protested outside NSFAS's offices in Wynberg, Cape Town, on Tuesday.  Among their demands were higher minimum salaries, promotions for cleaners, medical aid for parents of employees, permanent employment for contract workers and an end to "abuse of power and prostitution for jobs".  "NSFAS has been playing hide and seek.  Nehawu has decided to take workers out of the workplace as we believe [it] is the language the employer would understand.  If we do not get a response by Friday, we will call other branches to join the strike," Nehawu regional secretary Baxolise Mali said.  

  • Read this report by Bernard Chiguvare in full at News24

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