Registration at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) will resume on Thursday after a seven week long strike action, by workers demanding salary increases, came to an end.

This comes after Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, met with union leaders and DUT management on Tuesday to try to curb the impasse.

Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) spokesperson Frank Nxumalo says during the meeting all parties agreed to a framework for negotiations in the strike.

He said: “The other thing that was agreed was that the unions are going to be given until Wednesday, which was yesterday, to go and talk to their members to suspend the strike, while the negations continue … So today is like the first day of negotiations so there’s no settlement yet.”

Nxumalo said their members will go back to work while negotiations start.