Rights Agitation on Social Media

Firm behaviours have negative impacts on economic and social development when unregulated and un-monitored. Many break laws that infringe upon public rights.

I don’t waste time emailing companies. I’m an agitator protesting unfair firm behaviours promoted on social media. They don’t like it, that’s sufficient reason to persist. So I do.

Why Firm Behaviours Must be Publicly Questioned

  1. It is the public right to do so
  2. Firms use social media to shape public perceptions, they must therefor expect to be questioned on the same platforms they use to promote themselves
  3. Firms who are unwilling to defend their behaviours and who are unable to justify their actions in terms of legislation must face litigation
  4. It is a known fact that the South African government has been captured and their attentions drawn away from protecting public interests. The democratic flow of information allowed by social media must therefor be used to provide a counter influence and inform the public of their rights. 
  5. Income inequality thrives in South Africa as government fails to enforce policies to mitigate it’s perpetuation.
  6. I use social media to agitate firms because I believe I am correct in my assertion that inequality results when firms are free to institute unfair labour practices as their right.
  7. Institutions such as the Departments of Labour and Higher Education and Training are limp, lacking in resources and the will to act.
  8. If a firm wishes to take action against me, I am willing to defend myself and the many nameless I will never know. but who suffer in this chaos.

How SETAs Screw Up

They serve indiscriminately while the poor are indoctrinated into accepting unfavourable development conditions.

Firms are often caught promoting recruitment adverts for learnerships that are neoliberal and uncommitted to pro-poor measures.

Recruitment adverts omit stipend, qualification and accreditation details.

Truworths justifies the exclusion of such information by saying they do what everyone else does and that South Africans have an unrealistic perception of market value. Is this because Truworths pays employees the lowest market rates possible?

Firms such as Herbert Smith Freehills, a multinational law firm took the liberty to falsely advertise a learnership. These human rights lawyers not only broke South Africa’s laws, but even flout a basic understanding of the term ‘fair.’ They use South Africa to grow their business interests in an easily exploited labour market and refuse to be held accountable for their actions. Follow me on LinkedIn and keep me company as I await their response to my public challenge:

Seen how @HerbertSmithFreehills (Australian law firm operating in SA) are fully aware of how they deviated from our local legislation and bear no remorse?  

They take up international human rights issues yet practice recruitment policies in SA that reduce an applicants dignity and right to information to fairly negotiate a position at their firm.

My terms for a ceasefire are simple, apologise to South Africa for your illegal advert recruiting for positions that never existed and explain how your adverts omitting pay information conform to S23.1 of the SA Constitution: Everyone is entitled to fair labour practice. In the interim, I will continue questioning you until an international audience pays attention to your unprofessional foibles and seemingly arbitrary approach to human rights in SA



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