The United National Transport Union (UNTU) and Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is scheduled for conciliation at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on 20 May 2021, after the Regulator refused to give its employees back the five (5) days “Industry Leave” that they were unlawfully forced to take.
Steve Harris, General Secretary of UNTU, says the Board reinstated the “Industry Leave”, after the Union questioned the unilateral changes to the Employment Agreement of UNTU members with reference to this leave.
Although the RSR Board reinstated the “Industry Leave”, its Executive Management refused to back date the decision, that no UNTU members will lose out on their “Annual Leave Days”, that they had to submit due to the unilateral decision.
Harris says UNTU will not allow the RSR to unilaterally change the Employment Agreement of an employee.
UNTU will continue to keep our RSR members abreast of any developments in this regard.