Workers continue protesting outside TUT

Less than 100 people are continuing the demonstration, while operations inside have returned to 'normal'.

Members of the EFF student command attempted to prevent students from entering the TUT Pretoria west campus, but they pushed through with the help of the police. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Despite the ongoing demonstration outside the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)'s Pretoria west campus, it appears operations inside have returned to normal.

About 100 contract workers, supported by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Student Command earlier prevented access to the institution, but their blockade was broken.

#TUTprotest SAPS intervene to stop EFF SC preventing students from entering campus. BB pic.twitter.com/Go0wyZufFk

University management reached an agreement last week that would see workers insourced over a three-year period, but some workers have rejected the deal.

WATCH: TUT workers say no to insourcing deal

Students leaving the Pretoria west campus say they have managed to register and sort out other administrative issues.

Members of the EFF student command earlier attempted to prevent students from entering the campus, but they pushed through with the help of the police.

It's now apparent that the large crowd gathered this morning was made up mostly of students, unsympathetic to the workers' cause.

Less than 100 people are continuing with the demonstration, with warnings from their leaders that they're going to intensify their efforts.

#TUTprotest what's left of the group after students allowed to enter. BB pic.twitter.com/uaEOKJIrFN

The workers are demanding a minimum monthly wage of R10,000, double the amount agreed to with unions last week.