On Thursday, 7 June 2018 Political Analysis South Africa’s Thando Maeko spoke to Miki Jaceni, who is the Nehawu Chairperson in the Eastern Cape.
Workers at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) have been on strike for more than a week. The striking workers, which include support staff and lecturers at the university, are demanding an 8% wage increase, while the university’s management has offered 6.3%.
Jaceni says he is unsure when the strike will end, but hopes that today’s meeting between unions, including the National Education and Health Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), and management, will be fruitful.
“It depends on management because if they don’t want to come to the party I think that the workers are going to continue to fight their cause,” he said.
Listen to the audio below for more.