#OutsourcingMustFall threatens to resume protests at TUT

Mametlwe Sebei says despite an agreement with TUT some workers still face dismissal for joining protests.

FILE: 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.

JOHANNESBURG - The #OutsourcingMustFall campaign says it will resume protests, at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) if the institution fails to fully uphold its end of an agreement, to insource workers.

The two parties reached a consensus earlier this month which would see workers integrated within a three year period and earn a minimum of R5,000.

But leaders of the movement say the university failed to ensure that workers who participated in protests are protected from victimisation.

Mametlwe Sebei of the outsourcing must fall campaign says despite an agreement with TUT some workers are still facing dismissal for joining protests.

"There is a contract and some private catering contractors are refusing to honour that agreement."

He has threatened a complete shutdown of the institution if issues aren't resolved soon.

"It would mean a total shutdown of that institution."

Talks are expected to be convened with TUT management tomorrow with the hope of restoring the agreement.