UCT services may be affected by labour march

24 April 2018 | Campus Announcement

Dear colleagues and students

A nationwide strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is planned for Wednesday, 25 April 2018. We note that the march is not supported by other trade union federations like Cosatu and Naptu.

While none of the issues related to the march are linked to the university, some UCT employees who are members of trade unions affiliated to Saftu might join the march in solidarity. Staff wishing to participate in the march must inform their operational managers of this fact today. As with other protest action, the no-work no-pay policy will be in effect.

Campus services will run as usual. However, there is, as a result of the march, a possibility that certain UCT services might be impacted, such as the Jammie Shuttle service, cleaning services and residence catering. We are therefore advising staff and students, particularly those who use the bus service, to expect potential interruptions to the service and where possible to rather make alternative transport arrangements.

We call on the South African Police Service to protect all workers who wish to continue working and to travel to and from work. If any members of staff are unable to attend work for safety or other logistical reasons, they must contact their line managers directly who will deal with the matter on an individual, case by case basis.

Staff and students will be updated on any developments through the UCT News website and UCT Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Communication and Marketing Department

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