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Teachers’ strike leads to student protests

Violent demonstrations close South African university

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Arab Today, arab today Violent demonstrations close South African university

South Africans take to the streets demanding higher salaries in 2010
Port Elizabeth – Arab Today

South Africans take to the streets demanding higher salaries in 2010 Port Elizabeth – Arab Today Students at a South African university have been ordered home after police used rubber bullets to put down their protests against a five-week strike by lecturers. At least a dozen students from the Walter Sisulu University ended up in hospital after demonstrating at their lack of classroom time because of industrial action by lecturers, who are demanding more money.
Up to 5000 students who live on campus at the 24,000 student-strong university have been given until midday today to return to their homes while efforts to end the strike continue.
University spokeswoman, Angela Church, said the students had been \"extremely patient\".
\"Now we can\'t tolerate a situation where our students are at risk and where safety and security is an issue,\" she told AFP.
\"So we have taken a decision that students must go home.\"
Student representative Yanga Socintsa said the pay dispute between lecturers and university administrators was disrupting their education.
\"For the past five weeks there has been no tuition. Our right to education is being violated,\" said Socintsa.
Lecturers at the financially-struggling public university in Mthatha, in the eastern Cape, are demanding a 10 per cent pay rise.
However, they have only been offered a 4.25 per cent increase. The university, created in 2005, was placed under administration in 2011 after it ran up a 350 million rand (US $34 million) debt.
While the debt has now been cleared, the university has only been able to offer its 1800 academic and administrative staff a limited pay rise.
The university dispute is just one among several rocking South Africa during the so-called strike season that runs between June and August when annual salary negotiations are conducted.
Tens of thousands of employees in the auto, construction and aviation sectors have downed tools over wages.
Petrol station attendants, motor mechanics and car dealer employees will abandon work next week.
A strike is also looming in the gold mining sector after unions rejected a 6.5 percent offer made by employers on yesterday.
Last year unprecedented violent strikes in the mining sector left over 50 people dead in clashes, included 34 people police shot dead at Lonmin\'s platinum operations in Marikana.
Source: AFP

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