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A novel approach to industrial relations

Remember strikes at household name private sector companies? I'm struggling to as well.

Anyway, Vodacom, Vodafone's 50% owned South African operation is suffering a strike at the moment, and in move of distinctly low cunning has blocked their cell phones on the basis of a '"no work, no pay, and no benefits" policy'. Seems reasonable.

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Anonymous Ed Millionsbank said... 10:31 am

After a coupla hours without a text message,man, the younger ones will be driven back to work.Man.

Is this what Wellington Mandela was fighting for? And Steve Bilko?  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:03 am

The problem is that Vodacom continues mimic the tactics of Apartheid. Apart from a handful of "window dressing" managers, there are two conditions for being promoted:
1. You must be white
2. You must be a man

There is not a single coloured person in upper management, for example.

How do you expect someone who is continuously passed over for the reason of not being white to not want a union and not go on strike for it?  



Anonymous verity said... 2:08 pm

Speaking of telecommunications, the man who owns the Mexican phone among gigantic interests in all of telecommunications in N America and Latin America, Mexican Carlos Slim, is now the richest man in the world. Analysts say he has "a few billion" more than Bill Gates's US$56bn. I wonder if he gets free broadband.  



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