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sabcNews24 reports that former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Wednesday that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees were desperate to leave the Communication Workers Union (CWU).  

He told a meeting with the SOS Coalition and Right2Know campaign that he had received calls from SABC employees wanting to meet with him and went on to say:  “CWU is the majority union and it has been captured and domesticated.  I hear from SABC employees they are extremely unhappy and want to move out.”  However, CWU president Clyde Mervin said:  "We are an independent union, so we are not captured by anyone.  We met with workers yesterday (Tuesday) and they have raised their frustrations about censorship and they have never shown us that they are unhappy with the union.  If workers are unhappy, they know what to do.  But we will never allow employees, especially the news reporters, to be victimised by the SABC.”

  • Read this report by Lizeka Tandwa and Jeanette Chabalala in full at News24

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