UKZN Staff Union Praised for its Achievements
The University of KwaZulu-Natal Staff Union (UKSU) was praised at a roadshow it held at the Medical School in Durban for ‘its tenacity in negotiating benefits for all staff.’
Those in attendance lauded the union for its efforts in ensuring that ‘many staff members still had jobs, although some had to be relocated during the College of Health Service’s reorganisation processes.
UKSU’s involvement in the insourcing of security personnel and general assistants into the university system was noted with thanks. ‘The sterling efforts to achieve parity for all staff for the PM bonuses and removing discrimination in the area of Conditions of Service were noteworthy achievements. Now we are looking forward to the parity of the Notch Adjusted Ranges.’
UKSU Chairperson, Mr Raymond Parkies, encouraged staff to study and understand the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan of the University once it was approved by Council and made accessible on the University website. ‘It is a very interesting document, precise and people-centred,’ he said.
Parkies said with 1 430 members UKSU was the largest union at UKZN. ‘We really love our members. We respect them and thank them for being loyal to the union.’
The next road show will be held on the Main Library Lawn of the Pietermaritzburg campus at 13h00 on 26 July 2017.
Words by: UKZNDabaOnline