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TUT: No fresh negotiations for insourcing of workers

The institution has dismissed claims it’s entered fresh talks over the insourcing of contract workers.

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.

PRETORIA - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has dismissed claims by the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) student command that it has entered into fresh negotiations for the insourcing of contract workers.

The university and unions reached a deal last week that will see workers absorbed into the workforce over the next three years and receive a starting basic salary of R5,000 a month.

Some workers, supported by the EFF student command, have rejected the deal and have continued to demonstrat e.

The EFF student command announced yesterday afternoon that university management had conceded that the deal negotiations were not inclusive, and were willing to renegotiate.

But TUT's Willa de Ruyter says there is no truth to this claim.

"The agreement has been reached, it's been signed and of course the entry level R5,000 will over time increase and become more."

While demonstrations are continuing at the entrance to the Pretoria West campus, the police have ensured that students have unhindered access.

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