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nehawu80News24 reports that National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) members at the University of Fort Hare have agreed to end their protracted strike, despite not all their demands not having been met.  

The workers have been on strike for almost two months as they would not accept the university’s offer of a 7.5% salary increase, which they have now agreed on.  The union had been demanding an increase of 8% and a notch progression of 1%.  "We suspended the strike to allow the process of teaching and learning to continue.  We don’t want to be seen as selfish people who continue to fight for 0.5% whilst exams continue to be affected," the union's provincial secretary Miki Jaceni said on Sunday.  He added that, although they had settled for a lower figure and agreed to end the strike, they would continue engaging with the university and the Department of Higher Education and Training on other matters that were of concern to them.

  • Read this report by Sesona Ngqakamba in full at News24


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