Cape Town - Students and workers marched at UCT on Tuesday, calling for an end to “exploitation and poverty wages for workers” and demanding that the university stop outsourcing contractors and services on the campus.
The march coincided with marches on Tuesday at Wits and the University of Johannesburg, which were all aimed at bringing an end to outsourcing.
At UCT, the march started on Lower Campus, passed the Bremner building and ended at Jameson Memorial Hall, which was then occupied by the group of protesters.
“Today workers at UCT are still experiencing all forms of discrimination and inequalities. Black workers and mainly women are still marginalised and continue to earn poverty wages,” Monica Gqoji, representing the UCT joint shop stewards of the National Education and Health and Allied Workers Union, read from a statement.