What’s happening at the SABC is certainly not right.
Parliament – the highest authority in this country – last week in no unclear terms expressed their vote of no confidence in the Board.
The Board (who does not have a quorum) however decided to ignore Parliament.
The highest court ruled that Mr Motsoeneng is unfit to be employed by the SABC in the position of COO. It certainly MUST follow that he should be unfit – UNLESS HE QUALIFIES – for any other position.
ALL positions at MUST be advertised at the SABC. Everyone should be given the opportunity to apply.
The current position he has been appointed in was never advertised.
The SABC MUST consult with us in respect of structural changes. The structure forms part of the Corporate Plan. This CANNOT be changed between last week and today. (The Board in any event cannot change it now, as they are do not have a quorum.)
Yet, it was changed by one man or a Board that does not form a quorum.
Should we allow that to happen?
If we allow this to happen, what will happen next?
No medical aid?
Reduction in your leave benefits?
Increase in your working hours without payment?
Dismissals without hearings?
The time has come for employees of the SABC to make their voices heard.
Mr Motsoeneng seems to be under the impression and he tells everyone who wants to listen SABC employees are happy with the current state of affairs. Based on our discussions with several members it appears to us the majority of employees are extremely unhappy with the current state of affairs at the SABC.
We want to use this opportunity to test the feeling and perception of members.
Are you really happy with what is going on at your workplace and the Public Broadcaster or do you think we should pput n end to this?
As a union we cannot make decisions on your behalf. We will plan the way forward based on your mandate – which is that you are either “satisfied” or “they must go!” If you are happy with events, we will sit back and accept what you have told us. If you are unhappy, we will decide on the appropriate cause of action.
As always, do not let other people decide for you, exercise your democratic right and tell us what you think.
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Remember, its your employment, its your workplace, its your career. Tomorrow may be too late if everything has been destroyed.
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