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Another strike for Generations actors

By BONGIWE SITHOLE | Aug 15, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 42 ]

Generations cast on a standstill, as they continue October 2013 strike for better working contracts, salary increase and royalty remunerations promised by the SABC.

It seems being rated the most watched soapie in South Africa has not kept Generations from all the drama that comes with a workplace environment.

The team of actors are reportedly up in arms and have been on a serious strike since Monday.

According to a letter issued by Dreamcatcher on behalf of Generations Actors Guild, 16 members of the cast crew are striking for better salaries.

Lead actors such as Menzi Ngubane, Sophie Ndaba, Zenande Mfenyane, Winnie Nsthaba and Seputla Sebogodi amongst others have no intentions of returning to work until their needs are met.

According to the statement Generations cast has sited failure of addressing issues as one of the reasons for striking.

“We are essentially in exactly the same position we were in last October when we first went on strike.

“Nothing has been resolved, we came back to work after the first strike in good faith, understanding that all issues would be brought up to be addressed by the SABC this past March-a date they set.”

“Since then, they have missed their own deadline, with no disenable resolution to our grievances in sight.”

In the letter they also make mention of Dismissal threats:

“Instead, we’ve been ordered back to work and threatened with dismissal, with no explanation of why our issues have not been resolved.”

Other issues which were raised by the staff are:

• Cast members to receive a 3 year contract

• Another issue is the payment of royalties and syndication fees for episodes of Generations that are broadcast in various countries worldwide as per contractual agreement and international best practice.

The cast also want:

• MMSV productions and SABC to review the payment rates, rationalize and bring them in line with industry standards and norms

Bulelani Mzamo, the cast legal representative adds:

“There are a number of issues that caused this strike, and the cast understood that some would require long-term responses, whilst others could be resolved within the timelines that the SABC themselves set.”

Other popular casts not backing down without a fight from the famous soapie  include:

Anga Makubalo (MJ), Atandwa Kani (Samora), Katlego Danke (Dineo), Mandla Gaduka(Choppa), Thami Mnqolo (Senzo), Nambitha Mpulwana (Mawande), Patrick Shai (Patrick), Slindile Nodangala (RubyThato Molamu (Nicholas), Winnie Ntshaba (Khetiwe), Zikhona Sodlaka (Priska) and Zolisa Xaluva (Jason).

READ: Open letter from the Generations actors

COMMENTS [ 42 ]

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s.cold

RATHER GO TO SCHOOL AND APPLY FOR A PROPER JOY NIYEKE UKUTHANDA UKUBUKWA

Aug 15, 2014 11:12 | 2 replies

BaasThabo2

Famous quote :"I will leave Generations in a coffin"

Aug 15, 2014 11:35 | 1 replies

Nkasegobotsesephirise

kwaaa I hear loud & clear!

Aug 18, 2014 10:26 | 0 replies

XhosaNostra83

You must be h*rny, what do you think these people do, they have degrees from Universities they are also at wor and they are fighting for what is rightfully theirs. YoU MuSt gO bAcK tO ScHoOl moron

Aug 15, 2014 11:45 | 0 replies

BaasThabo2

I wish they continue their strike for another 2 years.********Recently rated as the most watched soapie in South Africa generating an audience of 7.5 million_____________ Haai South Africans.Jacob ,Generations *Hiding face*

Aug 15, 2014 11:15 | 0 replies

s.cold

GET YOURSELF A PROPER JOB,,,AND STOP THIS BULL

Aug 15, 2014 11:15 | 2 replies

XhosaNostra83

go hand your self imbecile !!!!!!

Aug 15, 2014 11:46 | 0 replies

Kenwamorula

wat is a proper job

Aug 15, 2014 1:54 | 0 replies

Home_wrecker

Pay the people, dammit!

Aug 15, 2014 11:18 | 0 replies

mopila

don't go back until ba patala

Aug 15, 2014 11:25 | 2 replies

brickz!!

Eish!! mopila u are so beautiful my love back to the topic i don't care gayneration ya bora tlhe

Aug 16, 2014 8:7 | 0 replies

Nkasegobotsesephirise

Patela not patala-ao!

Aug 18, 2014 10:27 | 1 replies

Tabeya

Patala @bricksz! he's 100% right, not everyone speaks Setswana so the word patala is right. I grew up in a tswana community and I know it's "patela" like you said but going to sesotho "patala" it is.

Aug 18, 2014 11:56 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

SABC is broke. Spent R1.5 billion on consultants which it cant find paperwork for. Incompetent and corrupt cadres lining its management. There will be no increases.

Aug 15, 2014 11:30 | 1 replies

Sew

Ytiedunis - I knew you were going to write something like that, you are so predictable.

Aug 15, 2014 11:39 | 1 replies

ytieduniS

Sew - When you have incompetent and corrupt, and duuumb ANC cadres in power, this is what happens.

Aug 15, 2014 11:43 | 1 replies

Sew

Ytiedunis - I feel sorry for your head for carrying brains like yours. You are so full of disrespect towards Blacks who do not support DA.

Aug 15, 2014 12:0 | 2 replies

ytieduniS

Sew - Im disrespectful towards blacks? No dearie, Im disrespectful towards corrupt and incompetent cadres in the ANC. Including that fat, lying and thieving f*** you call a president.

Aug 15, 2014 12:4 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

Sew - I feel sorry for you, for not having brains at all :P

Aug 15, 2014 12:4 | 1 replies

Tinkiez

ytieduniS...you must go wank dude, sound like your head is about to explode wit hatred.........has madam been holding some action for you?

Aug 15, 2014 1:1 | 0 replies

Femi

Even though generations sucks but I do support them, the perception about South African actors being famous and broke at the same time should end.

Aug 15, 2014 11:33 | 0 replies

Magosi

Don't waste time lena, Call Joseph Matunjwa

Aug 15, 2014 11:33 | 1 replies

Tinkiez

hahahahahahahaha, they'll be sorted and record longest strike by actors..

Aug 15, 2014 1:3 | 0 replies

Papage

SA Companies abuse their Employees, it is not only Generations, A lot of Employees earn peanuts as compare to their ecounterparts in other Countries, someone must find out how much the Eric Forester earn and compare that with Manzi Ngubane's, it is a shame an yet allmost all South Africans tune in at 8 to watch him

Aug 15, 2014 11:36 | 0 replies

BaasThabo2

Another issue is the payment of royalties and syndication fees for episodes of Generations that are broadcast in various countries worldwide________Not only that , now we are exporting this shiat to the rest of the world.Haai South Africa .

Aug 15, 2014 11:41 | 0 replies

Saint-Click

Where's the Generations actress that held Shoprite & all its customers hostage, because she was caught with a packet of tampons, and refused to pay??..

Aug 15, 2014 11:47 | 0 replies