Cooks on strike

05 March 2007

RoyalSechaba is a catering company contracted by UCT to cater for approximately 3 900 students at residences.

The union representing RoyalSechaba employees called for a strike on the evening of Sunday, 25 February, following a wage dispute with the management of the company. The employees have since been on strike.

The strike action impacted on the provision of meals in residences since Monday morning, the 26 February. The students in these residences have agreed that UCT provides interim relief by paying a per diem subsistence allowance, and this would continue over the past weekend until and including Monday, 5 March.

UCT is hopeful that the particular union and RoyalSechaba management will resolve this speedily. The situation is monitored closely and UCT will do all it can to support the two parties in reaching an agreement, the university said in a statement.

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