Friday, August 15, 2014

Generations shut down as cast demands better from the SABC

Generations on SABC1, was forced to shut down production entirely as the massive, unified cast refused to return to work.

MWASA (Media Workers' Association of South Africa) supports the fight for improved worker rights and we make a call on the SABC and the production company MMSV, to correct the untenable but recurrent situation.

The cardinal issues of quality contracts, competitive remuneration, payment of royalties and resolution of questions around syndication must be addressed urgently.

South Africa continues to treat our artists as anathema and with scant regard for their economic and human rights. This situation must not be sustained given the immense contribution they make to our cultural lives and national heritage.

Tuwani Gumani

To read the full article by Thinus Ferreira on Channel 24 click here.