Unisa says it can't afford workers' demands

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Nehawu-affiliated workers at Unisa have embarked on a nationwide strike.

PRETORIA - Unisa says it can’t afford a 10 percent wage hike for Nehawu workers who have been on strike at Unisa's 11 regions.

The university is offering 4.5 percent, saying that it has been operating on a deficit of approximately R1-billion in the last two years and that their decision has been influenced by its financial difficulties.

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Protests have disrupted registration but, management has been considering an extension.

Nehawu blames the financial problems at Unisa on corruption and mismanagement.

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