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strike thumb medium85 85Fin24 reports that the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture has been warned that its proceedings might be disrupted as from 14 March due to a planned strike by union members at media group Tiso Blackstar.  

The commission proceedings take place in a building also occupied by Tiso.  Moeketse Lepheana, president of the Saftu-affiliated Information Communication and Technology Union (ICTU), indicated on Wednesday that a letter had been delivered to Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and the Tiso management on behalf of the union.  The letter warned of possible severe disruption of the proceedings of the commission when a protected strike by ICTU starts on 14 March.  The grievances of employees relate, among other things, to the non-payment of bonuses.  According to Lepheana, all 30 Saftu-affiliated unions, as well as members of civil society, intend to come to the building and support the ICTU members in their strike.  He said a large number of people were expected.  Lepheana would like to see Zondo engage with the Tiso management to encourage the latter to come to an agreement with the union.   Zondo has been invited to meet with the union in this regard on 12 March.

  • Read the full original of Carin Smith’s report on the looming strike at Fin24

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