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Statement issued by UPrising, 20 January 2016

Good afternoon

After 9 days of protest concerning the insourcing of workers at the University of Pretoria we are glad to inform you that worker’s and management have reached an agreement. It goes as follows:

1.Workers will receive a top-up that will have their final gross salary before deductions increase to the sum of R5500pm as of the end of this month. The amount of  R5500 will increase gradually over the years so that it reaches R10000 by the end of 2018.

2.All staff will have access to the health clinic soon as it is sufficiently equipped to deal with the increased number and the altered demographic by he 1 March 2016. 

3.All workers and their children, who qualify to study at the University of Pretoria will be allowed to study for free as applicable to other staff members.

4.Workers and students who participated in the protest will not be disciplined, dismissed or victimised. To ensure this an oversight committee will deal with any breach relating to this clause.

There are conditions to the implementation of this agreement, these being:

  1. Workers must return to work as soon as the agreement is signed.
  2.  No further protest by any party.
  3. UP will not enforce the interdict if workers return to work as agreed and protest action stops.

We hope the University abides by this agreement and the academic year can commence without any obstacles. We also trust that VC Prof. Cheryl de la Ray will also tend to the matters concerning the students memorandum signed in October 2015.

The University of Pretoria will be open tomorrow Thursday 21 January 2016. CSC will be open to all on Monday 25 January 2016 and the academic year commences on 1 February 2016.

Our parents have been dignified and we hope management will continue rwspecting them.

Aluta Continua


Photos of the agreement reached at the University of Pretoria follow for anyone sceptical of such good news.