Times of Swaziland staff threaten protest, unhappy with management

MISA-Swaziland Alert
28 May 2013

Drivers who deliver Swaziland’s only privately owned newspaper Times of Swaziland have threatened protest action if management doesn’t resolve their grievances.

times of swaziland logo

The rival daily newspaper, state-owned Swazi Observer, yesterday reported “drivers have given management until tomorrow to meet their demands or they will bring the company’s operation to a halt”.

The report continues: “A driver, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were facing serious challenges with the Distribution Manager, Leeann Herman, which they had raised to no fruition on several occasions.”

Drivers are also allegedly unhappy with the Times of Swaziland circulation manager, Andrew Dlamini, says the Observer, however Dlamini “said he had not received any grievances as he was only new in the company”.

The discontent drivers were reportedly addressed by the Times human resources manager Sphiwo Mabila, “who asked that she be given until Wednesday (29 May) to look into their matter”.

For comments or queries, please contact:
Vuyisile Hlatshwayo

MISA-Swaziland National Director
Email: misa.nd@realnet.co.sz



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