nehawu80News24 reports that members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has vowed that their strike action at the University of Pretoria (UP) would intensify on Friday and that members would be “going all out”.  

“It’s all or nothing,” said Nehawu’s Ntsako Nombelani, adding that the university had hardened the hearts of the workers with its latest action.  According to Nombelani, the University had on Thursday brought forward an offer of a 7.5% salary increase and a once off payment of R3,000.  As part of the offer, the union would also be able to participate in the appointment of a medical aid broker.  But this offer was later withdrawn by the university apparently because it was contingent on the union dropping the possibility of negotiating a 13th cheque.  “They are forcing the offer on us,” said Nombelani, who added that it had been rejected.  A university spokesperson said the negotiations were still ongoing and that no final agreement had been reached yet.

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