DUT Management and The Three Labour Unions sign the 2018 Salary Agreement

The Durban University of Technology communications department issued a statement this morning notfying the DUT community about the final agreement between mangement and staff.

“The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is pleased to announce that Management and the leadership of all three Labour Unions (NEHAWU, TENUSA and NTEU), yesterday, 15 March 2018, signed a settlement agreement at the CCMA,” Noxolo Mamela, DUT communications manager issued on the statement.

This comes after an eight week long strike by the DUT staff memebers.

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Upon signing, the parties agreed on; DUT staff basic salary will increase by 7% which will be implemented in March 2018,The R200 increase in the monthly housing allowance will be implemented in March 2018, In alleviating cash flow constraints encountered by employees who participated in the protected strike and whose salaries were docked as a result of the no work no pay principle being applied, DUT offers a salary advance which will come into effect on the employee’s request, The salary advance lots would be R3000, R6000, R9000 up to the maximum of R12 000 and would be repayable over a period of eight months,The employer shall waiver the application of no work no pay principle, only in respect of 13 days of the strike.

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“The academic programme and all operations of the University are back to optimal functionality since last week and details of the revised academic calendar will be communicated to students by individual faculties, including the catch-up interventions, to make up for lost time,” stated on the release.

The University will work tirelessly to ensure that all catch-up interventions are implemented timeously, in order to diligently fulfil all the requirements of our academic programme.

DUT wishes to thank all students, parents, guardians, funders and staff, for their patience and support during the strike. We would also like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of the delayed start to the 2018 academic year.

SOURCE: Noxolo Mamela, Communications Manager at DUT.



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