On Monday the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has addressed their demands and reached an agreement with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) managment.
Nehawu has ended the four day strike which started last week Tuesday and later ended today which has resulted in Nsfas management not meeting their demands tabled in 2017 with regards to higher wages and absorption of workers contract.
The package which workers accepted as basis of suspending the strike contains an agreement to address salary anomalies for the following
- Entry level for administrators to be moved from R175 156 per annum to R209 421 per annum
- Entry level for senior finance administrators to be moved from R209 156 per annum to R289 336 per annum;
- Entry level for board committee specialists to be moved from R289 336 per annum to R359 313 per annum.
In a statement, the changes of an entry level came with a victory that those already in the employ in such posts means change of new salaries will be backdated to 1st November 2017.
The agreement also includes the permanent absorption of 75 employees whose contracts were coming to an end at the end of April 2018.
The union would like to register its appreciation to all its members whom despite some veiled threats of losing their jobs, or not having their contracts renewed remained determined to fight for what is just as informed by their reasonable demands.