Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mwasa takes SABC to court for alleged failure by the public broadcaster to do a salary review of sales representatives in over a decade.

The Media Workers Association of South Africa (Mwasa) has taken the SABC to court to force the South African public broadcaster to implement a court order the SABC has ignored and which would see an increase in the commission paid to SABC sales representatives.

The SABC is supposed to review the public broadcaster's sales commission scheme every two years according to its own policy but has failed to do this salary review for over a decade.

The trade union has now filed court papers with the Labour Court in Johannesburg citing that the SABC's acting CEO Anton Heunis is in contempt of court due to the SABC's failure to act on, and comply with the order handed down in May 2013 by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).