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sabcNews24 reports that the parliamentary portfolio committee on communications has impressed on the board of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) the importance of restoring trust with its employees.  

The committee was not impressed with the board's presentation at its meeting on Tuesday, and complained that it did not have enough detail on the issues raised by labour unions, which covered the dismissal of employees alleged to have been involved in a medical aid scam, and the case of 26 members of the television licences call centre who went on an unprotected strike.  After examining hard copies of a document that had been circulated, members were still not impressed and demanded more detail.  It was told that the decision in respect of the employees who had allegedly defrauded the medical scheme had been upheld by the CCMA and that the medical aid scheme had taken the matter to court.  On the matter of the 26 employees dismissed from the TV licence division, the committee was of the view that the board had rushed the case and acted harshly.  The ministry and the board were requested to engage further on the decisions taken in the two cases and to provide a report.  The committee further appealed to the board to attend to the grievances raised by unions and provide a detailed report.

  • Read this report by Jan Gerber in full at News24

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