JOHANNESBURG – Classes at the Tshwane University of Technology were suspended on Thursday following a strike by outsourced workers.
On Wednesday, TUT suspended activities at the Pretoria and Ga-Rankuwa Campuses.
Activities at the Pretoria campus are suspended for today. Students are advised to utilise this period to study for their exams. pic.twitter.com/xAheeZKmhl
— Official TUT (@Official_TUT) May 25, 2017
“A small group of striking security guards, who are demanding to be insourced by the University, this morning [Wednesday] prevented staff and students at the Pretoria and Ga-Rankuwa Campuses from entering these campuses.
“After assessing the situation, management resolved to suspend activities at these campuses for the remainder of the day,” TUT said in a statement.
The university said a meeting of the Insourcing Task Team has been scheduled for Friday to address insourcing issues.
The outsourced workers are upset management has put out a tender for new security contractors after committing to end outsourcing.
They’re also demanding that salaries increase to at least R5,000.
The outsourced workers include security guards, cleaners and catering staff.