Nehawu threatens to shut down Robben Island Museum if demands are not met

Members affiliated to trade union National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have embarked on a strike over a wage dispute at Robben Islan Museum.

Workers want a 9% wage hike across the board while management is offering 6,5%.

More than 200 workers, including tour guides, boat crews, marketing and ticket salespeople, have joined the strike.

Joanne Joseph speaks to Western Cape Nehawu provincial secretary Eric Kweleta.

We are on a protected strike but this week we started on a go-slow moving in on lunch break but we are intensifying the action where we will have a total shutdown by the end of the week.

Eric Kweleta, Nehawu provincial secretary - Western Cape

We are putting a demand of 9% with the employer and negotiating in good faith.

Eric Kweleta, Nehawu provincial secretary - Western Cape

Also, we are also putting a long-service award of R5,000 equivalent to five years and the employer is putting R1,500 across the board.

Eric Kweleta, Nehawu provincial secretary - Western Cape

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