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SABC LIKE A BROKEN RECORD

It is with shock and anger that we note the latest scandal unfolding at the public broadcaster, again, caused by non-employees of the SABC…the Board. On the sixth of November BEMAWU wrote an email, requesting that the SABC follow a transparent process in filling the top 3 positions at the broadcaster. We have not received Read More

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INTERIM BOARD PAYMENTS

THE GENERAL MANAGER EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SABC JOHANNESBURG Dear Sir, Kindly confirm whether the SABC Interim Board has been paid for the six (6) months they have been in office, and if so, how much were they paid? The information is not privileged, as it will be published in the Annual Financial Statements of the SABC. Read More

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MOTSOENENG, TEBELE BACK IN LABOUR COURT

The matter between BEMAWU and others vs SABC and 2 others will be heard in the Labour Court on & November 2017. BEMAWU obtained a personal cost order against Mr Motsoeneng and Tebele for their role in the dismissal of the SABC 8. Both Motsoeneng & Tebele filed leave to appeal against the personal cost Read More

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DISPUTE | 10% INCREASE

Dispute to SABC in respect of 10% Salary Increase. THE GENERAL MANAGER GROUP EMPLOYEE RELATIONS RADIO PARK CNR ARTILLERY & HENLEY ROADS AUCKLAND PARK 2092 DISPUTE | MUTUAL INTEREST | SALARY INCREASE Dear Sello, The Salary Negotiations of July 2017, our letter of 13 October 2017 and the several meetings we had thereafter refers. Further Read More

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WOUNDED BY FRIENDLY FIRE, BUT NEVER DEFEATED

Whilst midst a protected strike and firmly believing to have the backs of what we believed to be our comrades, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) withdrew the mutual interest dispute in respect of a salary increase for SABC employees and rendering the continuation of the strike risky and possibly unprotected. As a responsible union, having Read More

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CCMA CERTIFIED STRIKE AS PROTECTED

From: Shimane Kgantse <shimanek@CCMA.org.za>Date: 27 October 2017 at 12:00:13 SAST To: “booysen.mashego@yahoo.com” <booysen.mashego@yahoo.com> Cc: “headoffice@bemawu.org.za” <headoffice@bemawu.org.za>, “mogalanet@gmail.com” <mogalanet@gmail.com>, Boitumelo Fatane <BoitumeloF@CCMA.org.za> Subject: FW: GAJB20270-17- CWU vs SABS Soc Limited heard on 18 October 2017 at CCMA National Office Dear Mr Booysen   Thank you for your mail.   The view of the Commissioner Madubanya who Read More

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SABC CLAIM OF UNPROTECTED STRIKE FANCIFUL

This morning at approximately 09:40 BEMAWU received a letter from the SABC alleging the strike at the SABC is unprotected.  BEMAWU vehemently denies this. We are in posession of a letter from the CCMA confirming our strike is protected and we may proceed with a strike.  We nevertheless are in process to again confirm legally, Read More

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UPDATE ON STRIKE

BEMAWU today met with a delegation of the Board and Management to attempt to resolve the 10% wage demand. Our expectation was, given the urgency of the matter, the Board would come with an offer as they discussed this and the pending strike in their three day meeting.  We were met by what appeared to Read More

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CAN EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATE IN A STRIKE IF THEY WERE NOT PARTY TO THE REFERRAL?

If you are not a member of a trade union at all, or you are a member of  another trade union who did not refer a dispute about a matter of mutual interest, can you strike and will it be a protected strike? This is one of the questions the Constitutional Court had to decide Read More

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UPDATE ON SABC STRIKE | 1 NOVEMBER 2017

BEMAWU will meet with the Board today at 14:00. CWU unconditionally withdrew their notice to strike. We proceed until we receive a different mandate from members.  We intend having a feedback meeting today, after our meeting with the Board. We will keep you informed of the time and venue. ONLY if you have not done Read More