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 members interests at heart, we immediately suspended the strike and requested our member to report for duty.

We are disgusted by the conduct of the CWU, who has messed with employee’s livelihoods, emotions and feelings. Our dispute is well and alive, not resolved and it is not going to disappear.


The communication here under is self explanatory.

From: Sello Xama [mailto:XamaSE@sabc.co.za]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 1:48 PM
To: bemawu@gmail.com; headoffice@bemawu.org.za
Subject: FW: Withdrawal of Referral – Case No. GAJB20270-17


Dear Sir/Madam

The above matter and the attached documents refer.


Sello Xama

General Manager: Group Employee Relations (Acting)

SABC SOC Limited.

SABC Radio Park Building, Office 1925, 19th Floor,

Corner Henley and Artillery Roads, Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Private Bag X1, Auckland Park, 2006,

Gauteng, Republic of South Africa,

Tel: +27 (11) 714 2708 | Fax: +27 (11) 714 4030 / 3001

E-mail: xamase@sabc.co.za


From: Shimane Kgantse [mailto:shimanek@ccma.org.za]
Sent: Friday, 03 November 2017 1:43 PM
To: Thabo Mogalane; Boitumelo Fatane
Cc: Hannes du Buisson; booysen.mashego; Sello Xama
Subject: RE: Withdrawal of Referral – Case No. GAJB20270-17


Thank you Mr Mogalane


Shimane Kgantse

Acting Senior Commissioner Collective Bargaining
Telephone: +27113776733

Fax2Email:   086 506 9557

Cellphone:    071 306 5407
Call Centre: 0861 16 16 16 | Website: http://www.ccma.org.za





From: Thabo Mogalane [mailto:mogalanet@gmail.com]
Sent: 03 November 2017 01:42 PM
To: Boitumelo Fatane <BoitumeloF@CCMA.org.za>
Cc: Shimane Kgantse <shimanek@CCMA.org.za>; Hannes du Buisson <President@bemawu.org.za>; booysen.mashego <booysen.mashego@yahoo.com>; XamaSE@sabc.co.za
Subject: Withdrawal of Referral – Case No. GAJB20270-17


This serves to inform you that Communication Workers Union is hereby withdrawing its referral to the CCMA – Case No. GAJB20270-17.

We would therefore appreciate it if all the necessary administrative arrangements in this regard could be done by the CCMA.

Thanking you in anticipation.



Thabo Mogalane

Deputy General Secretary

Communication Workers Union

Tel:  0117200360

Mobile:  0827105666

Fax:  0866701229

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