CPUT to meet over striking staff demands

The industrial action over wages and other grievances started almost two weeks ago.

FILE: Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is meeting this afternoon to discuss demands by striking staff members.

The industrial action over wages and other grievances started almost two weeks ago.

Striking employees have threatened to shut down the institution if their demands are not met.

Security guards dressed in red are guarding the entrance to CPUT's admin building.

Most classes appear to be continuing as normal.

The joint union task team on campus says it met with management yesterday and again this morning.

Management's expected to respond to their grievances later today.

Protesting staff members have various demands including a wage hike, a housing subsidy increase and the resolution of issues surrounding leave.