Dear UCT colleagues
You will have received an electronic copy of your Compensation Review Letter/Cost of Employment (CoE) structure letter containing information on the 6% CoE adjustment with effect from 1 January 2017.
Prior, management and the Unions have reached a deadlock in negotiations. Management’s offer of a 6% increase had been implemented by the university at that point, for reasons which it deemed practical.
The decision and the implementation by UCT management are contested by the trade unions.
The university is participating, as per due process, in the current wage negotiation disputes lodged by the Academics Union, the Employees Union and NEHAWU.
The following detail aims to provide clarity in response to queries and comments received with respect to the aforementioned CoE letter.
Management apologises for any inconvenience that may have been caused by the lack of information and clarity.
Professor Francis Petersen
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