FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
8 September 2016
The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) is deeply concerned by the fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Public Broadcaster as a result of the number of people on suspension for no apparent valid reason.
Yesterday Mr Itani Tseisi returned to work after being on suspension on full pay since May 2014 – 2 years and 4 months . He was suspended for allegedly leaking information to the media. Mr Tseisi is one of many who has been unfairly suspended and many employees are still on suspension.
Clearly that allegation was malicious and false as no charges were brought against Mr Tseisi for what he was suspended for.
There is clearly something seriously wrong at the SABC, and it is sad and worrying that employees have to remain positive and productive in this culture of fear and unfairness.
We once again ask for an urgent intervention at the SABC to restore order, good corporate governance and compliance with policies and procedures.
Hannes du Buisson