We have received questions in respect of the looming strike at the SABC. We will attempt to answer those questions as comprehensively as possible. For more questions, please post in comments. AM I FORCED/COMPELLED TO STRIKE? Absolutely not. It is a democratic choice, and no-one may or will compel or force you to strike. If Read More
To Strike is a Constitutional Right Every worker has the right to strike, and every employer has the option to lock out workers, if – a dispute has been referred to a council or the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA); a certificate that a dispute remains unresolved has been issued; 30 days have Read More
Unions at the SABC (BEMAWU & CWU) have agreed to delay the issuing of a strike notice until Monday, 30 October 2017 for a strike at the Public Broadcaster to afford the CCMA an opportunity to mediate between the parties. This decision comes after the CCMA on Friday made the request to the unions. In an email Read More
The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is by far the most influential and dominant news source in South Africa. Any political party (or faction of a political party) who gains control of the SABC would be able to manipulate public opinion through the SABC. In such circumstances it would be impossible to conduct a free Read More
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Kindly note organized labour will meet with the AGCEO and a delegation of the Board today at 12:30. A feedback meeting will take place immediately thereafter at 14.00 – 14.30, K1 Auditorium. Regions will be linked up.
Meeting with SABC and delegation of Board confirmed for Wednesday. We sincerely hope our demands will be met. Letter from SABC: Dear Sirs We refer to the above matter and the meeting held on Thursday, 19 October 2017 with the Acting GCEO, Ms Nomsa Philiso (“AGCEO”) refers. The AGCEO and the delegation of the SABC Read More
Organised Labour at the SABC met with the Acting GCEO, Nomsa Philiso on 19 October 2017. It was a cordial meeting and Philiso briefed Labour on the current situation the SABC finds itself in. Some of the demands in our 13 October were met, and on others Philiso will give feedback at the latest Wednesday, Read More
JOINT LABOUR COMMUNIQUE TO: The Acting Group Chief Executive Ms Nomsa Philiso SABC JOHANNESBURG URGENT Dear Madam, We write this letter to you with sincere and extreme urgency, with the hope and belief you would be able to address, with the same urgency our concerns and demands. The SABC has been plagued by bad management, Read More
The following letter was sent to the SABC to request paid time off for Hindu employees at the SABC. Dear Sirs, This issue has been raised before, as we hereby do again. Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Read More