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encaThe Star reports that another labour-related legal tussle looms for news organisation eNCA over more allegations of contractless employment at the channel.  

Nhlanhla Mbatha alleges that he worked for 13 months at eNCA as a sub-editor without a contract from October 2015 to the end of November last year, when he was “unceremoniously” told his contract had finished - “even though I never signed one”.  He is taking the channel to the Labour Court, where papers have been filed, following an unsuccessful attempt in March to get what he felt was recourse at the CCMA.  Mbatha’s allegations follow those made earlier this month by freelance anchors at eNCA who alleged that they too worked at the channel without contracts.  Meantime, Mark Rosin, the group COO at eNCA’s controlling company, eMedia Investments, said:  “Any suggestions that eNCA does not adhere to the labour laws of the country are false.  The matter of contracts, freelance and otherwise, is an internal matter on which we will not be drawn to comment in public.”

  • Read this report by Khaya Koko in full at The Star


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