KFC employee reinstated after lunch row
A man who was dismissed from an Empangeni KFC outlet after taking non-halaal food to work will be reinstated today after a CCMA ruling in his favour
The Star reported that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) had ruled that Jabulani Cele should return to work.
Colefax Trading and Yum Restaurants were ordered to allow him to resume his job by Monday afternoon.
The companies, which own KFC, follow Islamic rules.
Cele was reportedly fired for breaching policy by bringing non-halaal food to work.
The CCMA ruled that Cele receive about R5,200 for the two months he was off work.
The newspaper reported that Cele received a final written warning in March because he persisted in bringing uphuthu (maize porridge) and beans curry to work.
The Empangeni branch of KFC provided employees with two chicken pieces a day, but Cele said he did not enjoy chicken and had the right to eat his own food at work.