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NEHAWU Celebrates its 30th Anniversary


Social Development

20 July 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has ended its strike at the Agricultural Research Council [ARC]. The strike comes to an end after both parties signed a wage settlement agreement yesterday.

Both parties agreed to an adjustment of wages of all employees by 6% with effect from the 1st April 2017. The duration of the agreement is a single term from the 1st April until the 31st March 2018. Part of the agreement is that the ARC will pay the increase together with the back pay, on and before the 15th August 2017.

The agreement is extended to all ARC employees in the bargaining unit who were on its payroll as of 1st April 2017 provided that they have been in the employ of ARC before the 30th September 2016.

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Media Statements

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  • 10 July 2017: Suspension Of The Industrial Action In The North West Province More Info

WFTU in Solidarity with NEHAWU for the NEHAWU National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector

Soocial Development March

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of the 92 million workers in every continent, expresses its deep class solidarity with its affiliate NEHAWU from South Africa on the Occasion of its National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector on the 10th February 2017 in the fight for improved conditions of workers in general and specifically the Public Social Development Sector.

We fully adopt the message of the workers: “We shall take the matter to the streets”, we call them to intensify their struggle for their rights. The workers in the social Development Sector have to face the privatization and outsourcing in many sectors that have to be offered free by the state. The NEHAWU demands which we fully support are:

  • The review of entry levels for Social Service Professionals and Occupations, the total overhaul of the OSD, introduction of rural allowance;
  • Provision of tools of trade, absorption of unemployed Social Workers on a permanent basis;
  • Improved conditions of service for all employees in the department of Social Development;
  • Implementation of the 2015 Social Work Indaba resolutions and
  • The protection of the professional council for Social Service Professionals.

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