BEMAWU is overjoyed by the Labour Court ruling today holding Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Mr Simon Tebele personally liable for the legal cost of BEMAWU in the SABC 8 matter.
This is a further victory for media freedom in South Africa. We see the ruling of the Labour Court as being a very strong signal sent by the courts that media freedom is sacred and will enjoy the protection of the courts.
We firmly believe this also will send a strong and correct message to all executives and managers of all public organisations like the SABC to respect employee rights, and to be careful when they think they can endlessly litigate with public money.
As always, BEMAWU will vigorously defend the rights of our members and employee rights, to ensure fairness and justice in the workplace.
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