Nehawu prepares to strike as wage talks with Unisa hit deadlock

Nehawu and Unisa have been in wage talks since last year with the union demanding a 14% increase.

Picture: Nehawu.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) says the University of South Africa (Unisa) cannot afford to increase worker salaries because it’s been misusing money and neglecting staff.

Nehawu and Unisa have been in wage talks since last year with the union demanding a 14% increase, while the institution is only offering 6%.

The union however says it has no choice but to call a strike after Unisa reduced its offer to 4.5% at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Tuesday.

“Everyone is going on strike. The main one will be at the Sunnyside campus, so every worker at the Sunnyside campus will join but also all other Unisa campuses all over the country will be joining the strike. “

(Edited by Neo Koza)