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southafricalogoSowetanLive reports that six unions representing members in the public service have complained about political interference in disciplinary cases in the civil service.  

The unions - Nehawu, Sadtu, Popcru and Denosa (all Cosatu affiliates), the PSA and Hospersa - have told the Public Service Commission (PSC) that state employees are not treated equally based on friendship, union and political affiliation.  Simphiwe Gada, Denosa chairman in Gauteng, said:  "Employers undermine labour relations officers and want to dictate outcomes.  They're supposed to resolve grievances in a fair and just manner."  The PSC admitted that subjectivity in handling disciplinary cases and dispensing of sanctions was a serious problem facing the public service.  It has undertaken to establish whether there is a link between what the unionists view as manipulation of disciplinary cases by management or politicians.

  • Read this report by Loyiso Sidimba in full at SowetanLive

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