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wsuniversity thumb100 DispatchLive reports that all Walter Sisulu University (WSU) workers have been barred from entering campus premises.  Vice chancellor Professor Rob Midgley issued the “lock out notice” to workers on Wednesday evening, highlighting that it was effective from midnight on Wednesday.  

The notice added that any union member who attempted to access the premises from Thursday morning onwards, “will make him or herself guilty of serious misconduct.”  This followed a decision by the National Tertiary Educators Union (NTESU) and the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) to down tools from Monday after management refused to heed their call for an 8% salary increase.  The university is offering a 6.3% wage hike.  On Wednesday the students' representative council announced that the university's 31,000 students had joined in support of the workers.  Their demands include a call for Midgley to resign.

  • Read this report by Simthandile Ford in full at DispatchLive (paywall access)

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