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Financially trapped Eswatini University runs to court, wants Judge to order Lecturers to work for ‘free’ amid struggle to pay salaries.

Saturday, 2nd March, 2024

MBABANE:Lawyer Musa Sibandze has filed an urgent application on behalf of the University of eSwatini(UNESWA), seeking to interdict the Lecturers and other staff members of the financially troubled institution of higher learning from continuing with the systematic strike action.

This comes after the UNESWA employees who are members of the Association of Lecturers Academic and Administration Personnel(ALAAP) resolved to down tools and marched to Parliament to demand financial resources for the University from Finance Minister Neal Rijikernberg, the UNESWA Management also wants the employees to be ordered not to call for their resignation.

“Interdicting the members, executive members and bargaining unit of ALAAP from participating in the work stoppage that commenced on the 26th February 2024, arising from the demands from the resignation of the University Management and payment of medical aid and pension remittances. Directing the Eswatini police to maintain peace and order at the Applicant’s undertaking and to ensure that the Orders of the Court are executed”, reads the court papers file by lawyer Musa Sibandze on Friday.

Financially trapped Eswatini University runs to court, wants Judge to order Lecturers to work for ‘free’ amid struggle to pay salaries.
Financially trapped Eswatini University runs to court, wants Judge to order Lecturers to work for ‘free’ amid struggle to pay salaries.