Generations off screen as fired actors approach mediator

Generations off screen as fired actors approach mediator
Published: 2014 September 20 11:02:19 (17259 Views)
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have announced minor changes to its TV schedule citing that its SABC 1 soap drama Generations will be revamped.

The revamp comes after 16 actors contracts were terminated by MMSV Productions.

From Wednesday the 1st of October 2014, Generations will be off screen until December.

The actors who were from the Generations soap opera have approached the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to seek reinstatement.

The actors, organised under the "Generations Actors Guild" (Gag), said in a statement they were "unshaken" in their resolve to secure their demands.

These include a reduction to 10 working hours a day, provision of social benefits, an end to inconsistencies in remuneration, payment of royalties, and better working conditions.

The actors were fired on August 18 for going on strike over a wage dispute.

Gag said: "Throughout this process, we have engaged with our former employer and been clear about the fact that we are open to negotiation and discussions -- but we are resolute in our commitment to transforming unfair industry practices."

The actors expressed gratitude to their fans, the Congress of SA Trade Unions and the Creative Workers' Union of SA for their support.

The labour organisations on Monday called for South Africans to boycott the show for a week in support of the actors' demands.

Source - Dailysun


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