15 March 2017

Prasa

The threat of a potential strike is looming at embattled Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and could cripple its operations and bring rail passenger transport to a halt across the country if the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) fails to resolve a wage dispute that has been referred to it by the United National Transport Union (UNTU), a Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) affiliate in the rail transport sector.

 

FEDUSA fully supports UNTU’s decision to refer the dispute to the CCMA for conciliation after the latter’s members rejected Prasa’s wage offer increase from 3 % to 4.5 % on condition that UNTU lowers its demands from 20% to 12 %. UNTU is also demanding increases in their medical aid, night shift, book off and standby allowances with effect from 1 April 2017.

 

“We believe that millions of rands that are being wasted on a daily basis on irregular and fruitless expenditure by Prasa management could be used to pay decent salaries and other benefits for UNTU members,” said FEDUSA General Secretary Dennis George.

 
Continue reading Nationwide Strike Looms at Prasa



9 March 2017

 

Myeni

 

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) fully supports the decision by the South African Airways Pilots Association (SAAPA), its affiliate in the aviation sector to institute legal action against South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni and have the high court of South Africa declare her a delinquent director.

 

This is the first time that such kind of legal action has been brought against the chairperson of a state owned company in South Africa. In a summons lodged jointly at the high court with the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), SAAPA also named South African Airways (SAA), Air Chefs and the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan as the second, third and fourth defendants respectively.

 

SAAPA’s decision is in line with the resolution on state capture that was adopted by FEDUSA’s recently concluded 6th Congress which called on all affiliates to take urgent steps against errant company directors who fail to comply with their obligations as set out in section 162 of the Companies Act, 2008 and to compile a register of delinquent directors that would be made available to members of the general public.

 

In terms of the above clause, a court order declaring a company director delinquent holds them personally liable in either heavy fines or a minimum of 10 years jail time for material damages caused to the organization they lead.


Continue reading FEDUSA Supports Pilots Legal Action against Myeni



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