CPUT workers vow to remain calm

Striking workers are demanding a wage and housing subsidy increase.

Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Striking workers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say while their frustrations with management are mounting, they will not take drastic action as they wait for a response concerning their grievances.

On Friday, striking employees threatened to shut down the institution. The staff members are demanding a wage and housing subsidy increase.

University management held a meeting on Friday, but the joint union task team says it hasn't received any feedback.

Spokesperson Ben Turner said, "We are not going to do anything that is irresponsible to the institution or our workers. Management has decided to take strong action against us, but we'll see what that entails and take the matter forward."