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Tiso BlackstarFin24 reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has called on the Tiso Blackstar Group to halt retrenchment proceedings amid ongoing consultations with its affiliate, the South African Typographical Union (SATU).  

The federation is of the view that continuing with the retrenchments is in flagrant breach of discussions with SATU which were instituted in terms of Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act.  "The insensitive determination to proceed with these retrenchments flies in the face of clear commitments to save jobs, made by both government and the private sector at the Presidential Jobs Summit in October last year.  Furthermore, Tiso Blackstar is violating our affiliate’s organisational rights by threatening to stop processing members’ subscriptions," said Fedusa acting general secretary Riefdah Ajam in statement.  Tiso Blackstar is currently in the process of a section 189 process in terms of the Labour Relations Act, which allows employers to dismiss employees in order to keep operations going in a sustainable manner.  SATU general secretary Edward De Klerk said it was a matter of great concern that Tiso Blackstar seemed determined to condemn workers to the rank of the jobless in the context of extremely high levels of unemployment and slow economic growth in the country.

  • Read the full original of the report on the above at Fin24
  • Read Fedusa’s press statement at SA Labour News
  • Read too, New union accuses Tiso Blackstar of jumping the gun with staff cuts, at Fin24

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