CWU to take Enca to CCMA

The CWU says eNCA fired an employee for attempting to start a union.

Picture: eNCA Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it's taking eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration for firing an employee, with claims that his dismissal was over attempts to start a union.

Some former eNCA employees and trade unionists have expressed their anger on social media.

But eTV group head of corporate affairs Vasili Vass has refuted the claims.

"An Enca employee has been dismissed for making false and defamatory claims against the company."

CWU secretary general Aubrey Tshabalala disagrees.

"Comrade Modise has been seen as one of the people who have been pro unionist organising at Etv. At some stage he was called into a meeting and asked why he's joining a union and asked whether he organised a meeting for a union or not."