Columnist hits nail on the head

2017-02-23 06:00

I want to pay my praises to Thobile Ndzube re: Work-place equity dream broken as department fails to protect us(City Vision, Thursday, 16, January, 2017.)

Say, have you not been contacted yet to explain your article by the powers that may be?

They will claim to have inspectors that I have never seen in this plant I work in.

Employment equity should not only address the training and upward mobility of Black people, but also the salary equity is needed to level the playing fields.

It is no use for me to be promoted and yet I am earning the salary of a glorified entry level employee.

As a Black person, you are either kept at a high band of an entry level grade, then you fight for a grade increase and you get given the lowest band of your new grade, which will take you a decade to reach the top.

The sad part about this is that the Human Resources Department is usually headed by a Black person, and the exploitation happens under their watch.

Having a Black person to drive transformation and have a lily White middle management doesn’t work, as skills transfer and experience gets compromised.

There was a case of Black man at Makro of doing the same job as his White counterpart, but getting paid a lesser salary. Some years ago, economist Mike Schusler also wrote an article regarding salary discrepancies along the colour lines, and Blacks were the least paid.

WIlson V Bobo Gugulethu

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