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Sharon
18-04-2011, 21:23
By: Loni Prinsloo
15th April 2011




The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) on Friday warned the State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) that they were headed for a ‘collision’ with the union if the agency started cutting jobs.

This comes after Prasa CEO Lucky Montana announced earlier this week that it would cut about 30% of its middle management as part of a 90-day intervention programme, following large numbers of complaints and protest related to poor service delivery.

However, Satawu said that it rejected retrenchments as a strategy to give effect to the necessary turnaround process.

“Should Prasa management continue to attempt to elevate ‘the reduction of head count’ at labour costs as the driving strategy in effecting the turnaround without committing to seeking real alternatives to job losses, they are headed for a collision course with Satawu at a time in the agency’s history where the luxury of industrial action and negative publicity cannot be afforded,” the union said in a statement.

The union called for a comprehensive process that would unearth inefficiencies at Prasa and correct them in the context of better service delivery strategies, adding that employees should not bear the brunt of the restructuring process.

“Satawu remains committed to engage in restructuring and have consistently argued for a comprehensive process, which will expose the inefficiencies in the agency as part of the sustainable return to a better and improved service delivery by Prasa,” the union concluded.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter (http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/satawu-warns-prasa-that-job-cuts-will-lead-to-a-collision-between-parties-2011-04-15)

Vine
19-04-2011, 07:48
The reason for the restructuring is the useless employees that are being protected by the Unions, who have no concern in delivering a full days productive work.

When are they going to learn that the more they protect the the jobs, the more they will not be protected, due to the collapse of the service.

Sharon
19-04-2011, 17:36
The reason for the restructuring is the useless employees that are being protected by the Unions, who have no concern in delivering a full days productive work.

When are they going to learn that the more they protect the the jobs, the more they will not be protected, due to the collapse of the service.


Couldn't have said it better!