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sabcEWN reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) staff affiliated to the Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) insist that their strike is legal and say that they’re prepared to fight their case in court.  

The public broadcaster has accused the union of failing to follow procedure and has warned staff if they did not return to work, they could face disciplinary hearings.  Bemawu’s Hannes du Buisson said that that questions around legality were aimed at crippling this strike.  "Let them interdict us.  The judge will tell us.  Then we'll find out what the problem is, rectify it and come again."  The SABC’s Kaizer Kganyoga said it was too early to say if the public broadcaster would approach the courts to interdict the strike.  The Communication Workers Union (CWU, which is the majority union at the SABC, is not on strike, but is part of wage negotiations with the hope of securing a 15% hike.

  • A short report by Mia Lindeque is at EWN
  • See too, SABC calls urgent meeting with union over staff strike, at EWN
  • And also, SABC spokesperson says striking workers will not get paid, at Business Report

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