The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Association says it’s disturbed by incidents of “highhanded management practices, procedural irregularities and allegations of micro management” at the level of boards of management of public secondary schools and state-owned enterprises.
In a strong statement, General Secretary Dennis DePeiza said the umbrella trade union has been receiving such reports from some of its representatives appointed to serve as members of boards of management and boards of directors.
“CTUSAB is worried about the developing trend where its representatives on boards of management of public secondary schools and on state owned enterprises are being excluded from attending meetings of the human resources committee of the board, which has the responsibility for such matters as recruitment, hiring, interviews and appointments. The situation is even more appalling, as in the case of one state-owned Enterprise, the congress’ representative was removed as a member from all of the standing committees of the board.”
DePeiza described such as actions “as troublesome and as a deliberate ploy to silence the voice of labour in representing the interest of employees and good corporate governance” at the level of the boards of management of public secondary schools and state-owned enterprises
CTUSAB also insisted that failure to engage in transparency in the recruitment, appointment and promotion process, is disturbing and a cause for alarm.
It also strongly condemned any interference in the decision making at the level of the boards, as it relates to hiring, appointments and the awarding of contracts.