UCT's protest action postponed to Thursday

Communication manager at UCT Elijah Moholola says the protest action that was supposed to take place at the university on Wednesday has been postponed.

We do not have further details at this stage, but we do know that it is not going ahead as planned.

Elijah Moholola, Communication manager at UCT

According to Moholola, the protest is mainly focused on continuous negotiations with the unions regarding the working conditions of in-sourced workers.

He says the university made a decision to employ some of the workers which their services were previously out-sourced, working 4 hours a day.

These workers were employed on the same terms, working 4 hours a day. Through unions, the workers now demand to be employed for a full 8 hours a day.

We are not expecting a shutdown but we are expecting a strike action, that's according to the notice served by the union.

Elijah Moholola, Communication manager at UCT

The issue is around the question of demand ... if we are to give them a full 8 hour day, they wouldn't necessarily have much of a service to offer to the university...

Elijah Moholola, Communication manager at UCT

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