UCT NEHAWU JSSC Insourcing Agreement and Compact
Released: 08h00, 29 October 2015

29 October 2015 | Story by Newsroom
Campus announcement
29 October 2015

Dear Colleagues and Staff,

The University of Cape Town management and Nehawu Joint Shop Stewards Council signed an agreement yesterday, 28 October 2015. Please find attached for your information the statement drafted yesterday and the agreement.

Yours Sincerely

Gerda Kruger
Executive Director: Communication and Marketing Department

UCT management and the Nehawu Joint Shop Stewards Council today concluded an historic agreement that UCT will insource the six outsourced services. These services are
  1. Cleaning of residences, currently provided by Metro

  2. Cleaning of university buildings, currently provided by Supercare

  3. Catering in student residences, currently provided by C3

  4. Grounds and gardening services, currently provided by Turfworks

  5. Campus Protection Services, currently provided by G4S

  6. Student and staff transport services, currently provided by Sibanye

The agreement has two main features. First that the above services will be insourced as each of their contracts terminates. Secondly, Nehawu agreed to ensure that the employees of the outsourced companies return to work over the next two days so that the critical functions of Campus Protection, Human Resources, Finance Department, Academic Administration, residence cleaning and waste removal, wellness services. We hope the Library will be open on Friday.

We now need to work, with Nehawu and student leaders, to address outstanding issues relating to enabling the consolidation period and exams to be proceed. We recognise we have collective responsibility to ensure that the university will return to full operations by 2 November.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town
Chairperson of the Nehawu Joint Shop Stewards Council

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