Grow it Green drivers   The Swazi employment mediation service CMAC (Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration Commission) today ruled in favour of the transport union STAWU in a union recognition battle with an employer, Grow it Green. The parties c …

Grow it Green drivers

Grow it Green drivers

 

The Swazi employment mediation service CMAC (Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration Commission) today ruled in favour of the transport union STAWU in a union recognition battle with an employer, Grow it Green.

The parties conducted a union membership verification count at the employer’s premises in Big Bend, Swaziland. This followed a CMAC dispute lodged by STAWU against the employer for refusal to grant the union recognition to represent workers in accordance with the Industrial Relations Act.

Sixty six per cent of the workers voted in favour of the union, and this was verified by CMAC, removing the obstacle to recognition. This excellent result grants the union express representation rights in matters that relates to protection and advancement of workers’ occupational interests.

STAWU spokesperson Sticks Nkambule said: “We appreciate their logical decision in that regard as we further our recruitment drive across all transport sections!”

This is all the more significant because it is happening within a wider context of union and labour repression in Swaziland, with the Swazi Government this week making moves to dissolve two union federations.

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