The employees of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) plan to continue the strike and close all TVET and CET colleges across the country.
Dissatisfied citizens entered with the requirement to change a human resources policies and permanent employment contracts.
According to one of the Nehawu’s representatives, on Thursday, February 14, the strike will continue. Nehawu points out that the workers union is stumped after a request from the South African Education Department:
“We reached a deadlock and the fact that the department was not negotiating with us resulted in us going ahead with the strike. Nothing tangible has been presented by them to convince us that we shouldn’t go on strike hence it is going ahead as planned.”
As it has become known earlier, the South African Higher Education Department has appealed to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union to sign a settlement agreement. The authorities believed that the negotiations would improve the situation and resolve many problems.