Denise Williams
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17 Nov 2015
5:08 pm

Parly workers strike suspended

Denise Williams

The strike entered its seventh day this morning.

Parliament staff have temporarily suspended further strike action.

This after management has submitted to their demands that bonuses be paid on an annual basis as opposed to the current module wherein the money was added to pension funds.

Treasurer of the parliamentary branch of trade union Nehawu Akhona Busakwe said today that protest action would not continue following an interim agreement “that our national office bearers had with the political head of the institution”.

Following the intervention of the presiding officers and the national heads of Nehawu, the management of parliament and the union branch of Nehawu came to meeting of minds.

In addition to the concession by parliament, the parties agreed that a task team would be set up; comprising three members from each side; to decide on how the agreement would materialise.

The task team was due to report back on Friday.

“We are hoping on Friday there is a report that we can present to our principles. As from tomorrow [Wednesday], the task team is sitting.

“As a result we have suspended the strike pending the outcome of the engagement by the team,” said Busakwe.