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UKZN staff suspend picket as university calls for talks

17 February 2020 4:06 PM
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EWN reporter Nkosikhona Duma says the SRC has reached a deadlock with the university management over historical debt.

Staff at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have suspended a picket outside the institution after a call by the university management to kick of negotiations instead.

The group launched a picket amid student demonstrations at the institution on Monday.

They are protesting over several issues including salaries.

Eyewitness News reporter Nkosikhona Duma has more on the story.

The staff at UKZN are telling us that some academics are made to work more than others and as well as retirement benefits - saying the money that they save as staff members, they don't see it when they retire.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - EWN

The strike was just suspended a few minutes ago, the university vice chancellor asked to negotiate with the union that represents the university staff. At this point the union is saying that they are frankly tired of the university because they have been trying to raise these issues for over a year.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - EWN

Meanwhile, the Student Representative Council says it has reached a deadlock with the university management over historical debt.

The students are saying that they will be meeting with the university council - the highest decision making body and they are hoping that if those talks are successful then on the 24th we may see classes resume.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - EWN

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17 February 2020 4:06 PM
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