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PretoriaUniversityPretoria News writes that the University of Pretoria (Tuks) is on a collision course with a deaf plumber whose outsourced employment term will run out in three days’ time.  

CornĂ© Botha claims he is being sent packing because he is deaf, while Tuks says it is within its rights not to offer him and others employment in accordance with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act used for the insourcing process.  Botha, who has been a contract plumber at the university for 11 years, said he had remained hopeful he would be insourced when the relevant insourcing agreements kicked in.  According to him, everyone who has been with the university since January 2016 has been insourced.  However Botha, who worked through private company Ad-Hoc Plumbers, was surprised when he was informed that he would not be included despite being rated highly for his work.  Since May, Botha has sent numerous e-mails requesting Tuks to provide reasons for being excluded from the insourcing agreement, but he has to date not received a reply.  He feels unfairly discriminated against because of his disability.

  • Read this report by Goitsemang Tlhabye in full at Pretoria News

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