Cosatu names ANN7 ‘worst emplo

Cosatu names ANN7 ‘worst employer’ in SA

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Cosatu names ANN7 ‘worst emplo

Known for a long list of gaffes in their early days, including referring to former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke as “Michelle Clarke”, ANN7 now has another infamous award.

Cosatu as named them the worst employer in South Africa. The news television channel was nominated by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents employees at ANN7.

In November last year, the CWU handed a list of “worker ill-treatment” complaints to ANN7 management.

This was at a time when journalist Asanda Magaqa was escorted off the company’s premises.

Magaqa challenged her dismissal at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

In October this year, the CCMA ruled in favour of Magaqa. It found that her dismissal was “procedurally and substantially unfair”.

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini warned ANN7 that it could not just fire workers “willy-nilly”.

“If you want to be recognised as a progressive media house, pay your workers correctly,” he told the Cosatu national congress in Midrand, Johannesburg.

ANN7 had to resolve all its worker issues, Dlamini added.

“You have been rated the worst among the worst… Any other media house, we know these things are happening, workers tell us everyday what is happening and we are coming,” he said in a warning to other media houses.