East Coast Radio faces threat from union

2012-10-12 00:00

THE Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is threatening to close down East Coast Radio (ECR) if its demands are not met.

The union has complaints about job grading and salary negotiations.

According to the union, during the 2011/2012 financial year, CWU and ECR reached a job grading agreement to be implemented in the 2012/2013 financial year for all its employees, before any salary increment is implemented.

“The company, however, has decided unilaterally not to implement this agreement, which, to us, is acting in bad faith and violating the very same legally binding agreement for both parties,” the CWU said.

The CWU also wants a 12% increment and six months’ maternity leave, fully paid for by the company. According to the union, the company is offering seven percent.

“We have yet again today [Wednesday] launched our matter at the CCMA for the commissioner to mediate on the matter, as we and our members are ready for industrial action if the company continues to fail to meet the demands of the workers,” said Thami Mzileni, KZN CWU provincial secretary.

East Coast Radio general manager Trish Taylor said the station has offered an “above-inflation” increment to staff belonging to the CWU.

However, she would not say what the exact percentage being offered was.

“In addition, bonuses were paid to all staff, including members of CWU, at the end of September. We would like to place on record that the statement issued by CWU contains a number of factual inaccuracies relating to this matter,” she said, adding that ECR were planning further engagement with CWU.

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