27.2.2021 05:22 am
Driving school instructors demand scrapping of system.
Many angry driving school instructors in parts of Gauteng took to the streets on Friday to demand the scrapping of the online booking system by shutting down operations at some licensing departments in the province.
The drivers said that since students around Johannesburg hadn’t returned to campuses, they spent most of their time waiting for orders and not making actual deliveries.
The shops targeted were owned by foreign nationals according to the police.
Mofokeng, from SANCATDRA, says that the increase in truck accidents was often linked to foreign truck drivers.
MoAfrika Maila, the spokesperson for Pastors Against Church Closures, told ‘The Citizen’ they believed that the consultation process over the closure of churches had not been inclusive.
CWU affiliated workers are forging ahead with a total blackout at the SABC following the march to the Union Buildings this week on the Section 189 process
Macsteel confirmed they had reached ‘a mutual consensus’ with Numsa late on Wednesday.
Many workers who have received Section 189 retrenchment notices ‘served the SABC with loyalty for years’, and have critical skills, said CWU general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala.
The drivers are demanding a pick up fee of R20 and then R6 per kilometre after the first two kilometres.
Numsa labelled Macsteel a ‘cold and calculating employer’ for letting the workers go during the festive season last year, but Macsteel said retrenchment processes began in June, and that Numsa was informed.
Trade union BEMAWU says its members will join sister union CWU as they take to the streets over the ongoing retrenchment process at the SABC, since the public broadcaster does not want to conduct the process fairly.
‘It is simply inhumane to retrench workers during a deadly pandemic, especially during Christmas, which is what this management did’, the trade union said.
A team spokesperson confirmed on Sunday that Cricket South Africa had to make urgent late arrangements after an announcement from Emirates Airlines.
‘We were quite sad to receive a letter a few days ago where the SABC basically said, employees do not have any right in terms of the extended consultation process.