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NEHAWU Statement On The Ill Treatment Of Its Members At RTMC

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has noted the arrogance and backward undemocratic mentality of the Road Traffic Management Corporation [RTMC] management in denying registered union in the form of NEHAWU its organisational rights at the corporation. At the beginning of the negotiations, NEHAWU made a salary demand of 12.5% across the board and provided reasons for such demands. The employer on the other hand made an offer of 6%. During subsequent engagements on the salary negotiations, NEHAWU reviewed its demand three times until we could no longer afford to go below 8,5%. The employer on the other hand tabled a final offer of 7% which was not acceptable to the demands made by NEHAWU.


Early this year, the national union requested a meeting with the employer in order to deal with the organisational rights of its members. This perpetual denial happens even after more than 170 workers in the corporation decided to join NEHAWU as its revolutionary vehicle to liberate them from an intransigent and despotic employer whose sole mandate is only to appoint his friends and families. The national leadership of the union has further noted the memorandum submitted by the branch in terms of allegations of corruption levelled against its CEO and its executive including the outstanding grievances that the RTMC management is not willing to resolve.


At the beginning of the negotiations, NEHAWU made a salary demand of 12.5% across the board and provided reasons for such demands. The employer on the other hand made an offer of 6%. During subsequent engagements on the salary negotiations, NEHAWU reviewed its demand three times until we could no longer afford to go below 8,5%. The employer on the other hand tabled a final offer of 7% which was not acceptable to the demands made by NEHAWU.


The national union further notes that after the submission of the memorandum to the Minister two shopstewards were charged with unjustified allegations. This reaction just shows the level of intimidation, megalomaniac, and tyrannical the RTMC management is. The national union will urgently seek a meeting with the Minister of Transport to raise sharply the injustices suffered by our members and workers at the RTMC which includes the following:


At the beginning of the negotiations, NEHAWU made a salary demand of 12.5% across the board and provided reasons for such demands. The employer on the other hand made an offer of 6%. During subsequent engagements on the salary negotiations, NEHAWU reviewed its demand three times until we could no longer afford to go below 8,5%. The employer on the other hand tabled a final offer of 7% which was not acceptable to the demands made by NEHAWU.


At the beginning of the negotiations, NEHAWU made a salary demand of 12.5% across the board and provided reasons for such demands. The employer on the other hand made an offer of 6%. During subsequent engagements on the salary negotiations, NEHAWU reviewed its demand three times until we could no longer afford to go below 8,5%. The employer on the other hand tabled a final offer of 7% which was not acceptable to the demands made by NEHAWU.


• Lack of capacity to resolve the forever outstanding Grievances and worker issues as attached on COSATU memorandum.
• Dividing workers and unions
• None adherence to policies and other democratic processes which seeks to promote Labour peace, fairness, equality, good ethical practice.
• Nepotism
• Outsourcing
• Unfair labour practice and discrimination
• Victimization and purging of shopstewards
At the beginning of the negotiations, NEHAWU made a salary demand of 12.5% across the board and provided reasons for such demands. The employer on the other hand made an offer of 6%. During subsequent engagements on the salary negotiations, NEHAWU reviewed its demand three times until we could no longer afford to go below 8,5%. The employer on the other hand tabled a final offer of 7% which was not acceptable to the demands made by NEHAWU.


A clarion call will be made upfront that all executive posts with its bloated structure including that of the CEO be frozen until all allegations of corruption and grievances are resolved.


At the beginning of the negotiations, NEHAWU made a salary demand of 12.5% across the board and provided reasons for such demands. The employer on the other hand made an offer of 6%. During subsequent engagements on the salary negotiations, NEHAWU reviewed its demand three times until we could no longer afford to go below 8,5%. The employer on the other hand tabled a final offer of 7% which was not acceptable to the demands made by NEHAWU.


Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat
Zola Saphetha (General Secretary) at 082 558 5968;
December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969;
Khaya Xaba (NEHAWU Media Liaison Officer) at 082 455 2500
or email: khaya@nehawu.org.za Visit NEHAWU website: www.nehawu.org.za

 
 
 
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