Question NW2327 to the Minister of Economic Development

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03 September 2018 - NW2327

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Economic Development

1)(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package? NW2504E


The information regarding dismissals and labour disputes faced by EDD is provided in the Annual Report of the department. Information on the 2017/18 financial year will be available in the report to be tabled in Parliament on 30 September 2018. Reports regarding previous years may be obtained at the following website:

For entities that do not report details in their Annual Reports, I am advised as follows:

a) In respect of labour disputes:

  • ITAC – none
  • Competition Tribunal – none
  • Competition Commission – 3 on issues of misconduct or individual disputes
  • IDC – 4 involving disciplinary matters

b) In respect of staff dismissals:

  • ITAC – 2
  • Competition Tribunal – none
  • Competition Commission – none
  • IDC – 16

The reasons for dismissal range from unprofessional conduct, insubordination, theft and dishonesty, absenteeism and abscondment. In none of the cases were severance packages paid by the entities.


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