ZululandUniversityBusinessLive reports that marathon talks to end the 10-week-long strike by the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the University of Zululand (Unizulu) have so far failed.  

Hundreds of Nehawu members at Unizulu embarked on a strike on 15 August‚ demanding wage increases, the conversion of temporary staff to permanent employees and eight other demands.  A joint task set up at the urging of higher education minister Blade Nzimande has met at least twice, but they are not getting any closer to an agreement.  The two sides have not been able to agree on two contentious issues — insourcing and pay progression.  Talks are apparently ongoing.


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