Comment- The ‘No work, no pay’ rule applies, but seek constructive and fair alternatives, such as working in lost hours – Cofesa Team.
Cosatu had engaged with the Cape Chamber of Commerce who gave it the “commitment that their members will be sensitive… [and] fully understand what is happening in this province”.
Any employer who dismisses or issues a warning to their workers relating to their inability to work owing to the fallout of taxi violence gripping the Western Cape will be hauled to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, trade union federation Cosatu has warned.
Cosatu provincial secretary Malvern De Bruyn on Friday said it had received calls from employees lamenting that they are “losing money” and that their employers are now using their annual leave to cover their failure to report to work.
“We have engaged some of those employers and asked them to be flexible, that they rather engage with employees and find a common ground or middle ground so that workers are not penalised,” he said.
“If a worker is dismissed or if any worker received a warning, then they must report it immediately to their unions. If there is no union, they can call our office and we will by all means file a dismissal dispute with the CCMA. That is a given.”
De Bruyn said Cosatu had engaged with the Cape Chamber of Commerce who gave it the “commitment that their members will be sensitive… [and] fully understand what is happening in this province”.
Source: News24 | By: Tammy Petersen