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6 February: Western Cape drought

Feeling stressed because of the water crisis? UCT staff members can call ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Services) for professional and confidential support on 0801 113 945 (toll-free from a Telkom line).

Water shortages and your health
Stay healthy during the drought crisis
Avoid heat stress during a water shortage or drought
26 January: Recent updates

2018 Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for permanent academic staff
2018 Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for permanent PASS staff
2018 Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for fixed-term contract staff
2018 Rates for tutors, demonstrators, teaching assistants and guest lecturers/teachers

2017/2018 Academics' Union substantive agreement (PDF)
Payclasses 2 - 6 substantive agreement 2018: NEHAWU, UAWU, DETAWU, EU (PDF)
Payclasses 7 - 12 substantive agreement 2018: Employees' Union (PDF)
View the substantive agreements page.

2018 medical aid subsidy amounts (post-retirement or death in service)
24 January: Newsletters

With moles, change is dangerous
New year - new you
Quit the chemicals: Don't smoke or vape!

View previous organisational health newsletters.
19 January: Employment equity and recruitment workshops

This workshop, presented by Lucina Reddy, provides an overview of the Employment Equity Act of South Africa; the recruitment and selection processes at UCT; the role of an employment equity representative and the opportunity to work through case based scenarios.
Date     Time     Venue
8 February 2018     09h00 - 12h00     Bremner, Mafeje
8 March 2018     09h00 - 12h00     Masingene, Room 501
12 April 2018     09h00 - 12h00     Bremner, Mafeje
10 May 2018     09h00 - 12h00     Bremner, Mafeje
12 July 2018     13h30 - 16h30     Masingene, Room 501
16 August 2018     13h30 - 16h30     Masingene, Room 501
13 September 2018     09h00 - 12h00     Masingene, Room 501
11 October 2018     13h30 - 16h30     Bremner, Mafeje
Booking: Limited to 20 persons per session. Please email lucina.reddy@uct.ac.za to indicate your availability. Once you have received your confirmation email, further correspondence will be sent closer to the workshop date.

The training team is implementing departmental or faculty training this semester, if a department or faculty requires specific training, please email lucina.reddy@uct.ac.za.
9 January: Listeriosis Frequently Asked Questions

The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa is ongoing. Most cases have been reported from Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulul Natal provinces. Read the Listeriosis Frequently Asked Questions produced by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases for answers to the following questions:
  • What is Listeriosis?
  • Who can get Listeriosis?
  • Where does Listeriosis occur in South Africa?
  • How is Listeriosis transmitted?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of Listeriosis in humans?
  • How is Listeriosis diagnosed?
  • How is Listeriosis treated?
  • How can Listeriosis be prevented?

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