Parliamentary protesters dwindle, Nehawu remains determined

The trade union Nehawu is urging defiant workers to stay strong as the strike enters its fourth week.

FILE: Staff downed tools earlier this month, demanding performance bonuses be based on their annual salary packages. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The strike by parliamentary support staff is continuing this week, with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) urging defiant workers to stay strong.

Staff downed tools earlier this month, demanding performance bonuses be based on their annual salary packages.

Management has bowed down to their demands, but negotiators have been unable to agree on the percentage to be used to calculate the bonuses.

The number of protesters have dwindled as the strike enters its fourth week, but Nehawu's Branch Chairperson at Parliament, Sthembiso Tembe says they remain determined.

"Maybe the numbers might not be the same for various reasons, but we still have a big number of comrades who are supporting the action. If you come to Parliament, you will see that it's quiet. I think there are two police officials inside."