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PretoriaUniversityNews24 reports that the University of Pretoria (UP) is seeking a court order to restrict striking employees from disrupting teaching and learning at the institution.

On Thursday, UP confirmed it had served striking employees with a notice informing them it had approached the court to "maintain order and safety" for the premises, students and non-striking employees. It intends to implement 10 measures, including restricting the strike to the demarcated area of the university's Hatfield Campus' Engineering Gate, prohibiting protesters from demonstrating in non-designated areas, preventing striking staff from intimidating non-striking employees and temporary staff, and preventing cars from entering and leaving the university. UP said on Thursday that it was committed to resolving labour disputes through constructive dialogue and within the framework of the law. Aggrieved employees have been striking over wage increases since last Thursday. Trade union Nehawu is seeking a 7% wage increase, a 13th cheque, and a once-off bonus, among other demands. However, the university has offered less than 4%.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Bhengu at News24


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