“Historic” MultiChoice strike planned for tomorrow

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“Historic” MultiChoice strike planned

MultiChoice workers are planning a nationwide strike starting tomorrow to protest against job cuts at the company.

The Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) said the “grossly underpaid and most vulnerable workers of MultiChoice SA has drawn line in the sand”.
 

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Full ICTU statement:

MultiChoice threatens civil action with looming ICTU strike

ICTU confirm receipt of MultiChoice letter threatening civil litigation against ICTU in launching first historic strike against multibillion company served yesterday. Their understanding of the law is quite cumbersome but not really impressive.

Information Communication Technology (ICTU) once again is forced to lead workers onto first historic strike and has thus served MultiChoice (SA) with 48hrs strike notice. The strike action will begin tomorrow, 23 August 2019 and it is expected to inconvenience all customer 7.7m who are either having payment or service queries. This strike comes at the time when MultiChoice (SA)/MC(SA) has deployed new integrated billing system on 21 August and it is experiencing its own failures. It is expected that the strike action will be adding fuel to the fire.

This strike is in support of ICTU submission and position within retrenchments proceedings that MultiChoice has failed to provide evidence and or withheld proper evidence of their rationale as required by the law. Section 189 of Labour Relations Act (Act) compels the employer to reason its rationale for dismissals on operational basis which included providing substantiated and or prima facie evidence. In reporting back to workers, in the general meeting held yesterday, had voted for the strike and reflected that they are gatvol with abuse from MC(SA).

Notwithstanding this key aspect of making retrenchments proceedings to continue harmoniously, MultiChoice has went further to withhold or failed to provide information that ICTU has raised as its suspicion as the REAL reason to retrench as required by Sec16 of the Act. This compelling information will disclose the actual contemplation of retrenchments as the Act compels the employer to divulge such information and MultiChoice has failed to answer this question with arrogance that comes with billions of rand’s profit it comes with.

In absence of this critical information, the blatant arrogant R50.4bn profit company has then declared war with workers and ICTU. ICTU will not stand by the sideways and allow workers to be retrenched under fictitious reasons simply because 4IR has arrived. What irritate workers most is that MC(SA) has secretly entered into a third party agreement to service clients to perform current functions yet they claim technological usage is the reason to retrench.
 

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Strike, nows the opportunity to fire those strikers you want to fire.
 

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Guess I'm part to blame for the job cuts bcs I quit DSTV Compact Plus more than a year ago and started paying for Netflix.
 

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Given the low levels of real support already present plus general incompetence, user may not in fact see or feel anything unusual. We may all be better off with less hands fiddling with things they barely understand anyway.
 

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Their service center has been offline since Monday under “ scheduled maintenance “

Wonder if this has anything to do with that
 

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Have to say it doesn't make sense to have call centres for every province so I'm kinda behind the laying off. Funny I haven't gotten a payment reminder yet.
 

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The real reason behind the retrenchments is that the company is losing money due to less viewer/customers!
Plain and simply! Now these people is going to annoy the rest of the customers so that more will leave and have even more retrenchments!
 

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Full ICTU statement:

MultiChoice threatens civil action with looming ICTU strike

ICTU confirm receipt of MultiChoice letter threatening civil litigation against ICTU in launching first historic strike against multibillion company served yesterday. Their understanding of the law is quite cumbersome but not really impressive.

Information Communication Technology (ICTU) once again is forced to lead workers onto first historic strike and has thus served MultiChoice (SA) with 48hrs strike notice. The strike action will begin tomorrow, 23 August 2019 and it is expected to inconvenience all customer 7.7m who are either having payment or service queries. This strike comes at the time when MultiChoice (SA)/MC(SA) has deployed new integrated billing system on 21 August and it is experiencing its own failures. It is expected that the strike action will be adding fuel to the fire.

This strike is in support of ICTU submission and position within retrenchments proceedings that MultiChoice has failed to provide evidence and or withheld proper evidence of their rationale as required by the law. Section 189 of Labour Relations Act (Act) compels the employer to reason its rationale for dismissals on operational basis which included providing substantiated and or prima facie evidence. In reporting back to workers, in the general meeting held yesterday, had voted for the strike and reflected that they are gatvol with abuse from MC(SA).

Notwithstanding this key aspect of making retrenchments proceedings to continue harmoniously, MultiChoice has went further to withhold or failed to provide information that ICTU has raised as its suspicion as the REAL reason to retrench as required by Sec16 of the Act. This compelling information will disclose the actual contemplation of retrenchments as the Act compels the employer to divulge such information and MultiChoice has failed to answer this question with arrogance that comes with billions of rand’s profit it comes with.

In absence of this critical information, the blatant arrogant R50.4bn profit company has then declared war with workers and ICTU. ICTU will not stand by the sideways and allow workers to be retrenched under fictitious reasons simply because 4IR has arrived. What irritate workers most is that MC(SA) has secretly entered into a third party agreement to service clients to perform current functions yet they claim technological usage is the reason to retrench.
What kind of semi-literate oaf wrote this statement?
 

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The general semi illiterate people that work for companies these days, that is who.
 

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And they Still down today

Got to wonder what kind of upgrade “plan” means a total system shutdown for almost a week
 

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And they Still down today

Got to wonder what kind of upgrade “plan” means a total system shutdown for almost a week
Classic MC way of doing things. So used to having their customers do their testing for them on the decoders. This time, it is a major internal system that is down and out.
 

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Classic MC way of doing things. So used to having their customers do their testing for them on the decoders. This time, it is a major internal system that is down and out.

lol, wonder who ;)
 
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