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NelsonMandelaUniversityGroundUp reports that about 200 employees of Nelson Mandela University (NMU) protested outside the university on Wednesday, demanding a salary increase.

The singing workers marched from Kings Beach, led by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu). They demanded an 8% salary increase, better housing allowances, medical scheme benefits and equality between black and white staff members. The protest was supported by Cosatu, the SA National Civics Organisation, the SA Students Congress and the SA Communist Party. Protesters, who included cleaners, caterers, clerks and supervisors, said they wanted answers within 30 days. According to Nehawu regional secretary Samkelo Msila, black employees were paid the minimum and employees of other races the maximum for the job. The protesters dispersed after their memorandum was accepted by Lesiba Ramoroka, director of employee relations at the university, who promised to give it to the relevant people.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thamsanqa Mbovane at GroundUp

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