Wage Gap/Salary Anomalies | Middle Management

UPDATE!

We received this response from the GE: Human Resources (Acting)

Dear Hannes,

I hereby acknowledge receipt of your correspondence and promise to revert within five working days…..

Thanking you for your indulgence,

Mohlolo Lephaka

Group Executive (Acting)

Human Resources


Letter to Chief Executive – Human Resources, SABC

cc’d to General Manager, Employee Relations.

Dear Sir,

We address this letter to you on a without prejudice basis, in particular because we have addressed correspondence to the SABC in the same regard to which we have received no response to.

On or about 15 December 2011 the SABC entered into an agreement with middle management of the SABC, the relevant clause attached hereto.

To date the SABC has failed and/or refused to comply with this agreement, despite previous attempts from BEMAWU to address this issue on behalf of our members on Middle Management.

In a final attempt to avoid costly and unnecessary litigation in this respect, we hereby would like to seek answers and an undertaking from the SABC in the following respect:

1. Does the SABC have any intention to adhere to, and comply with this agreement, with specific reference to the existing wage gap inter alia between employees on the same scale?

2. If yes, when will this consultation take place with BEMAWU obo of our members on Middle Management?

3. We seek an undertaking that the unilaterally implemented Performance Management Policy for members on middle management be withdrawn with immediate effect, failing we will refer a dispute. (This does not impact in any way on the already declared dispute in respect of members not on middle management already filed)

4. When, if at all will consultation start in respect of the bonus structure for middle management?

We await your most urgent response.

Sincerely,

Hannes du Buisson

BEMAWU

3 thoughts on “Wage Gap/Salary Anomalies | Middle Management

  1. K Maree says:

    Thank you for raising this.

    There is, however one key point to make. It refers to RETROSPECTIVE payment.

    With SABC management NOT addressing this earlier, (ie. within three months of the written agreement and therefore to go into effect by March 2012, as promised in the talks with management and the Board of December 2011), many managers have been seriously denied the benefits of increases and the positive impact higher salaries would have had on retirement benefits.

    In pursuing reparation for those behind, why don’t you insist this be RETROSOECTIVE to March 2012 ?

    The middle managers who told the Board in 2011 they had been “neglected for decades”, have continued to be denied since December 2011, hence the call now for retrospective compensation.

    Anything less would do a further injustice to those who were already lagging badly behind in 2011.

    There is no reason why the SABC has not addressed this since 2011, despite an email trail from the MMF asking them to do so and numerous questions at internal Rediffusion addresses to staff where the same topic was repeatedly raised. (The email trail is available)

    Please insist that reparation to middle managers who were behind go back to March 2012.

  2. Dear Hannes
    I hereby acknowledge receipt of your correspondence and promise to revert within five working days…..
    Thanking you for your indulgence,

    Mohlolo Lephaka
    Group Executive (Acting)
    Human Resources

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