Correctional Services worst employer ‘with honours’, claims trade union

"The decision to appoint the DCS as worst employer was … an obvious one," said union spokesman Johan Kruger on Sunday.

Kruger said, earlier this year, Solidarity was involved in a court case against the department of correctional services over affirmative action. 

"According to the DCS's affirmative action plan, every workplace, even at provincial and regional level, must reflect the national race demography. "As a result, white and particularly coloured employees in the Western Cape stand almost no chance to be appointed or promoted."

Department of Correctional Services spokesman Koos Gerber, responded to news of the award saying: "That's their opinion…What can I say? That's the [affirmative action] policy of government. The department follows the policy of government".

Solidarity also awarded Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson the prize of being named worst executive of the year. "Joemat-Pettersson was appointed as 2012's worst executive because of her hotel spending of almost R1.6-million during the past two years."

Her handling of the recent farm workers strike was also taken into consideration, said Kruger. Comment from her ministry was not immediately available. Solidarity named workers in the mining industry who did not partake in illegal strikes as the employees of the year.

"These employees kept on working loyally amid threats and intimidation from their striking colleagues". Mining company Anglo-Gold Ashanti won an award for meritorious achievement.

"This employer has a reputation among trade unions, large and small alike, as a highly transparent and consultative employer," said Kruger. Telkom was awarded with the "Come and Go" accolade. "Pinky Moholi resigned in November and is Telkom's fifth chief executive to do so during the past two years." – Sapa

Advertisting

Mkhwebane moves to halt ‘grossly unfair’ impeachment process

Mkhwebane moves to halt ‘grossly unfair’ impeachment process

Chaos theory: How Jürgen Klopp has harnessed the unpredictable

The Liverpool manager has his side playing unstoppable football but it’s the attention to detail off the field that has bred the success

My hardest story: Reporting on being queer in Tunisia

Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else

South Africa could use a communist party

The SACP is not building socialism, or even social democracy. Sadly, it has become just another party advancing the politics of patronage
Advertising

Press Releases

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA