Dear students and colleagues
The Jammie Shuttle service will not be operational on Wednesday, 12 September 2018, due to industrial action. The service was suspended at lunchtime on Tuesday 11 September after bus drivers joined the strike by other UCT staff members, which began earlier in the day. The University of Cape Town has been informed that the strike will continue on Wednesday.
The strike is regarding demands for additional payments to residence cleaning staff who perform seasonal deep-cleaning functions, and for all recruitment processes to be halted immediately to allow the unions concerned to participate in these processes.
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In an email to UCT students, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said:
“There are multiple challenges on our campus and in our society, but also multiple opportunities. Let us commit together to advance this wonderful institution, to transform it, to continue to transform ourselves, and to leave lasting changes that will improve UCT for future generations of students.”