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WSU restructures lectures

Walter Sisulu University says the academic year won’t be affected by the six-week long lecturer strike.

The Walter Sisulu University management has told striking workers to return to work, or face legal action. Picture: www.wsu.ac.za.

CAPE TOWN - Walter Sisulu University's Angela Church said on Sunday everything will be done to ensure the academic year is not lost following a six-week strike by lecturers.

The institution in the Eastern Cape will reopen its doors today after the strike caused it to close.

Church said, "We are re-crafting the academic calendar for the remainder of the year. The September vacation will be cancelled and we'll be using Saturday mornings and public holidays."

The striking lecturers have now struck a salary increase agreement with management, ending the industrial action.

The strike caused the cash-strapped institution to shut down last week, leaving 21,000 students in the lurch.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) settled on a five per cent pay increase on Sunday.