The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) has earned the commendations of its parent party for the successful efforts they put into the struggle for in-sourcing of workers at the the University of Pretoria (UP).
The party’s Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi said on Thursday that its “revolutionary student wing” had “in less than seven months of fighting the issue head-on…managed to achieve what the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) has continuously failed to achieve over the last two decades of representing workers”.
Ndlozi said the Student Command (EFFSC)“came early from last year’s festive holidays to stand side by side with the outsourced workers at the university and continue in a struggle for in-sourcing that started last year”.
He proudly mentioned that the students had‚ together with the workers at Pretoria university made the following achievements:
~ In-sourcing with full benefits for general workers with absorption starting in February 2016;
~ R10000 annual wage increase across the board with a temporary salary of R5500‚ which will reach R10000 by 2018 as they exit labour broking contracts; and
~ Workers and their dependents will study for free at the University of Pretoria (UP) pending that they fit academic requirements.”
“The EFF is pleased that the EFFSC was at the forefront of these struggles and victory and that they have fulfilled one of the founding principles of the EFFSC‚ which is ‘championing the interests of students and all workers in institutions of higher learning’‚” Ndlozi said.
“We call upon all other universities to accelerate the process of in-sourcing‚ and not wait for protests and shutdowns.” He added. This gives nothing but hope to all the outsourced workers all over the country.