Employers still exploit

2017-05-18 06:00
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There is never a dull moment in Mzansi. Good stories abound in an endless manner.

Just this should set you on a road to chilldom, if ever there was such a place: Top cop, or ex top cop Berning Ntlemeza vs Razzmatazz Mbalula, now police head honcho. on and off and on Ipid boss Robert McBride vs present top cop Khomotso Phahlane. Former ‘Cry baby’ and shebeen regular Brian Molefe vs the ANC.

The list becomes endless and exciting. We also have the opposition versus the ANC and the secret ballot in the Concourt.

Special assignment recently flighted an expose about what is currently happening in our places of employment.

In case you are oblivious to that. Here’s a brief.

The employers have found loopholes in the labour laws and have sworn to make our lives a misery and reverse the gains made to implement those.

On the show, we became privy to a couple of cases where our brothers and sisters have been unfairly treated.

Most of the victims were citing ‘racism’. Having been a victim of the same treatment in my previous job, I refer to it as selfishness on the part of the employers.

It seems as if our people are not fit to be working in these places. They are pushed to the point that they opt to resign instead of fighting on.

If you opt to challenge them, then you are up against the heavy might of the lawyers as these companies invest so much in them.

Your chances of winning are very slim. If people can come out and share their stories many will be so shocked to see what our people are going through. More and more people are losing their jobs. The department of labour and the trade unions that are supposed to be defending our people are nowhere to be found.

It is sad that in this day and age we are back to pre-1994 conditions of employment. Who is going to save us? You need to be aware of what is going on in some of the companies that we so happily support by buying from, yet we derive no benefit from.

Our working environments need to be people friendly. Lets share the stories of our trials and tribulations in the workplace.

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