Valeska Abreu 
1 minute read
20 Jan 2016
3:45 pm

University of Pretoria workers claim victory

Valeska Abreu 

The university was forced to close its doors for almost two weeks of striking and demonstrations.

University of Pretoria students have joined the #feesmustfall campaign in solidarity with the #NationalShutDown of universities across the country. Picture: Valeska Abreu

Workers at the University of Pretoria (UP) are celebrating a victory this afternoon following an agreement with university  management that will see all outsourced workers, permanently appointed.

According to the EFF student command at the campus workers will be absorbed by April.

The university was forced to close its doors- disrupting registrations- due to almost two weeks of striking and demonstrations.

This afternoon workers are joyous following news of an agreement reached.

It’s understood part of the agreement is that salaries will increase to R2 500 and by 2018 it must reach R10 000.

Workers will receive benefits such as having access to the clinic on campus.

Those wishing to further their studies can do so for free as well as their children, who meet certain academic and other  requirements.