Talks continue as Parliamentary staff remain on strike

Staff affiliated to Nehawu & Parliament's management are yet to reach a deal to end the strike.

FILE. Police fired stun grenades outside Parliament on 11 November 2015 to disperse striking Parliamentary staff affiliated to Nehawu. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) and Parliament's management have yet to reach a deal to end a strike at the National Legislature, despite several days of negotiations.

Support staff, including content advisers and committee secretaries, downed tools on Monday.

Their main gripe is around the structuring of performance bonuses.

Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana says talks will resume again today.

"Of course in any negotiation there are questions of give and take. At this point we've had an adjournment to allow the union to look at the options we've presented and then come back to us."

On Wednesday, Parliament management secured an interim court order to stop workers from protesting in the Parliamentary precinct, but it has done little to stop demonstrations from continuing.