June 19, 2021

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CWU producing development in persuading SABC to hear their calls for

The union will be conference Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrams this afternoon.

FILE: The SABC headquarters in Auckland Park. Photo: SABC.

JOHANNESBURG – The Communication Personnel Union (CWU) on Saturday stated it was making progress in persuading the The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to listen to their demands.

Members affiliated to the union have been protesting, demanding that govt abandon the turnaround technique for the general public broadcaster.

They also want retrenchments to stop and for the board to be dissolved.

The union will be meeting Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrams on Saturday afternoon.

Normal Secretary Aubrey Shabalala, said, “We demanded that the president initiate an investigation on all the SABC’s tenders in excess of the past two yrs together with the recent deed of Telkom. Certainly, when you abandon the normal constructions, you have to abandon the process to retrench employees and have interaction on the typical buildings to conserve employment and all solutions gained.”

At the very same time, the SABC welcomed the Labour Court’s decision to dismiss an application for leave to appeal a preceding ruling that the retrenchment process is reasonable and just.

Workforce had been dealt still a further blow next a unsuccessful court bid by labour union Broadcasting, Digital, Media & Allied Employees Union (Bemawu).

Some staff at the state broadcaster went on strike this 7 days over the layoffs of 303 personnel.

The union approached the court on Friday for application to attraction the past court docket ruling in December.

SABC COO Ian Plaatjes stated the Labour Courtroom has after once more validated the SABC’s section 189 approach.

“The courtroom has dominated that there was merely no sensible prospect that a further court could appear to a various conclusion. Centered on the info presented by Bamawu and their failure to verify there was any product failure in this portion 189 method, in accordance to the Labour Relations Act.”

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