Classes to resume at WSU after wage strike

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Academic activities are set to resume at all campuses of the Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape.

This after unions signed a 6.6% wage increase with management.

The strike had dragged on for at least three weeks, with some students vacating their residences and returning home.

National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) Provincial Secretary Miki Jaceni says the strike was in the best interest of the WSU community, particularly the students.

“We can confirm that Nehawu has signed an agreement with the university on the 25 of June 2018. We agreed on a 6% salary increase, together with R1 500 minimum for all those who were disadvantaged by the percentage money for in-sourcing, as well as cleaning, catering and gardening.”