CWU planning ‘serious campaign’ against media houses who ‘ill-treat’ employees

CWU’s Clive Mervin says it's unacceptable that some media houses abuse their workers’ rights.

Picture: eNCA Facebook page

JOHANNESBURG - The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it's planning a serious campaign against media houses that are racist and ill-treat their employees.

A small group of eNCA staff members picketed outside the news organisations offices in Hyde Park yesterday, demanding immediate recognition.

Employees claim e-media investments, the company that owns eTV and eNCA, have an anti-union sentiment, which has seen many attempts to form a workers union shut down.

The company has since denied it's preventing any of its employees from joining any trade union.

CWU's Clive Mervin says it's unacceptable that some media houses abuse their workers' rights.

"There'll be bigger marches coming. We want to have a serious march [against] not only eNCA, but also ANN7. For now, we are focussing on eNCA because of the ill-treatment of workers."