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uctGroundUp reports that the University of Cape Town Employees Union (UCTEU) is planning to strike on Thursday after failed negotiations with the university management.

In the strike notice issued on Tuesday, the union said that it had “exhausted all avenues of a non-strike resolution to our dispute and demands”. The union said the strike would last until 16 February unless an agreement with UCT was reached. Union president Andrea Plos said that issues with university management “are historic and have been a point of contention for years” which has “seen [the union] in and out of CCMA”. The UCTEU is the largest union representing professional, administrative and support service (PASS) employees across most pay classes at the university, with about 1,400 members. The demands for the strike action on Thursday include a wage increase of 1.5% for 2023 and 7.5% for 2024, the immediate release of payments of the performance awards for June 2022 to May 2023 cycle, and the establishment of a unified bargaining forum, among other things.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Liezl Human at GroundUp


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