Parliament cancels sittings as strike flares up again


Striking Parliamentary workers belonging to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu), brought proceedings in the National Assembly to a halt on Tuesday, amidst ongoing salary disrupts.

A short while ago, Parliament announced the cancellation of a number of committee meetings after workers started singing and dancing in the gallery as Agriculture Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, was about to make a presentation.

On Monday, the workers indicated they “would up their game” if Parliament’s management failed to meet their demands.

Earlier this month, chaos ensued when riot police fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse workers, who had gathered outside Parliament as MP’s were arriving. Although initially called off, discussions between the union and management deadlocked last Friday, resulting in the strike resuming on Monday.


IMAGE sourced from DA MP Phumzile van Damme on twitter