UNISA Information – NEHAWU Disenchanted At UNISA for Worker Dismissal
The College of South Africa (Unisa) has fired staff who had been suspended for breaking the establishment’s ethics and worker disciplinary codes since final month. The establishment has given additional causes for its resolution.
For violations of the Unisa Ethics Code and Worker Disciplinary Code, the College of South Africa (Unisa) has terminated the contracts of 5 staff who had been on precautionary suspension since 19 April 2022. The termination takes impact straight away.
The college additional acknowledged, that there are a number of causes for the termination of those employment contracts.
They embody, amongst different issues, breaking their suspension phrases, inciting public violence, malicious property harm, planning and main the forceful disruption of Unisa commencement celebrations between March and April 2022, and disobeying the Courtroom order.
Unisa went on to say that, regardless of their repeated recommendation and warnings, the NEHAWU members continued to guide and organise an illegal strike by college staff who kind a part of its membership.
The college added that this led to the intimidation and harassment of staff who will not be in assist of their conduct, blocking college entrances, and disrupting college operations, together with the deliberate Autumn Commencement.
Information of the dismissal was not effectively acquired by NEHAWU, the union stated in a assertion that they’re angered and disenchanted by the college’s resolution.
“The Nationwide Schooling, Well being and Allied Staff’ Union [NEHAWU] is angered and extremely disenchanted by the choice of the Vice-Chancellor and Administration of College of South Africa (UNISA) to terminate unlawfully the employment contract of our store stewards” the union acknowledged.
The South African College students Congress (SASCO) additionally shared the identical sentiments because the union upon studying of the college’s announcement in a press release that was additionally launched on Saturday.
“The South African College students Congress (SASCO) has discovered with disappointment and anger of the actions by the Vice-Chancellor and Exco Administration of the College of South Africa (UNISA), who’ve determined to not solely violate the labour relations act however went so far as unfairly dismissing employees on the idea of their affiliation.” stated the scholar motion.
NEHAWU additional acknowledged that they are going to be consulting their legal professionals to safe a authorized opinion on the matter. Whereas consulting on the matter, the union can even contemplate mobilizing their members on a reason for motion in the direction of the actual battle in protection of its members and employees.