DUT Campus To Begin With 2018 Academic Year After Protracted Strike

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JOHANNESBURG – On Friday, Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela has told the Durban University of Technology workers to return back to work after delayed strike.

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the employees have been on strike over 2 months for wage increases.

Since the beginning of the 2018 academic year, teaching and learning has not commenced as the employees affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) at the university have been on strike for the past two months.

On Wednesday, parties in the labour dispute agreed to go back to negotiations and Manamela held a meeting with the university council and management as well as labour unions Nehawu and the Federation of Unions of South Africa.

“I am very pleased and relieved that the DUT can now begin with the 2018 academic programme,” Manamela said.

“I would like to thank all the parties for putting the interest of students and workers alike and reaching an agreement. I urge all the students to return to campus and work towards their qualifications,” he added.