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COSATU Free State condemns harassment of a CWU FS Full-time Shopsteward by Telkom
COSATU Free State has noted with shock the harassment that has been directed against the CWU Free State Full Time Shopsteward (FTSS), who is also the Provincial Executive Committee Member of the biggest Federation in the Country.
We reject with the contempt it deserves the fact that the Full-Time Shopsteward has been charged due to the grievance he had formally registered with the company more than two months ago.
Instead of the employer concluding a grievance hearing promptly, the FTSS has concurrently been served with a charge sheet and the employer using the very grievance documents as the basis of charging the FTSS.
As COSATU Free State, we find this grossly unfair and we call upon the GCEO to intervene on the matter to ensure that this process does not continue. This has a very huge potential to bring the name of the company into disrepute!
We stand firm in supporting our fellow PEC Member in that all he has ever done was to defend the rights of the members and to act in line with the decisions of our constitutional structures.
We are ready to defend him and all workers who are harassed and victimised by arrogant employers. The struggle continues!
Issued by COSATU Free State
Enquiries Provincial Secretary Monyatso oa Mahlatsi @ 010 219 1373 or 076 115 9923