Union threatens to shutdown Vodacom July Handicap

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3 weeks 13 hours ago - 3 weeks 13 hours ago #765404 by Sylvester
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story pending.

Vodacom related union seems to be involved. not a horse racing union
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3 weeks 13 hours ago - 3 weeks 10 hours ago #765405 by Thor
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Facts are a bit concerning if true.
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3 weeks 11 hours ago #765416 by Sylvester
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With South African thoroughbred horse race Durban July set to happen this weekend it, however, faces challenges of not coming to pass due to job retrenchments at Phumelela Gaming.

This comes after APSA (Academic & Professional Staff Association) announced on Monday that the ‘ever consistent’ event that takes place in July might not be happening where and when workers are about to lose their jobs and salaries.

“As APSA Trade Union, we have been engaging with Phumelela which controls Durban July to deliberate on the planned retrenchment by the company without any success. Phumelela has unilaterally decided to retrench about 500 staff members claiming that it has a financial crisis, yet increased its management remuneration packages and allowances of its board members who are mainly White males”, APSA said in a statement.

According to APSA, they are left with no option but to declare that Durban July might not take place this year should Phumelela continue with retrenchment and with such arrogance.

“We are giving Phumelela until the 3rd of July 2019 to stop this irrational exercise or wake up to the reality that there won’t be Durban July this year. As we have previously indicated, behind the glitz and glamour of the horseracing industry, fiercely controlled by Phumelela, lies horror stories of abuse and exploitation of workers. Workers at Phumelela, some with more than twenty years of service to the company have no basic employment contracts, pay slips, provident fund, medical aid and are currently being retrenched.”

Added APSA: “This is the same company that cannot even account for missing provident fund benefits for the same employees that have been targeted to be laid off.”

“Those who have invested in Vodacom Durban July either by betting, buying stalls, marques, entertainment or booked hotels and tickets must be aware that their monies are about to go into the drain because of this arrogant and racist employer who treats workers with contempt,” said APSA.

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3 weeks 10 hours ago #765418 by mister a
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All above is all correct especially with the arrogance part, only incorrect word is the racist word, those controlling Phumelela are equally abusive to anyone who does not fit into their cliques agenda, white or black, in other words to anyone who gets in their way,, forward with the 8 Star luxury liner,

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3 weeks 10 hours ago #765420 by harry hotspur
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Pity they are not aware that the july the last time i looked was gold circle and not phumelela.
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3 weeks 10 hours ago #765422 by mister a
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It is a GC product but Phumelela still scores big time on July day

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3 weeks 9 hours ago - 3 weeks 9 hours ago #765425 by louisg
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Did you actually read the hogwash that was written and still miss the point ?

What a stupid, ignorant and factless press release. Surely, even a 5th grader will find the whole statement ludicrous and even laughable.

But, YES and YIPPEE !!! PGL may not retrench, because of white management, even though the rest of the Country is doing just that... this idiot makes totally unfounded statements, especially when blatant lies are added.

So, it's ok for Edcon, MTN, Eskom, SAA, Tongaat Huletts , Coca Cola, etc etc etc to retrench, but NOT Phumelela...???

There's always a Village out there, still searching in vain, to find its lost idiot.
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3 weeks 8 hours ago #765426 by Bushy
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How do you Guys actually believe this bull?

GC runs KZN not P.

Fake news

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3 weeks 8 hours ago #765427 by mister a
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Phumelela has unilaterally decided to retrench about 500 staff members claiming that it has a financial crisis, yet increased its management remuneration packages and allowances of its board members who are mainly White males”, APSA said in a statement.

As far as I know this is true, I dont know the exact amount of staff to be retrenched but I take the figure on face value, then I add the wastage of directors perks then I take the crazy stupid figure they paid for the Superbet deal and so on and so on,, all this is a 8 Star cruise liner for a small handful at the expense of racing

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3 weeks 2 hours ago - 3 weeks 2 hours ago #765431 by Hurley
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Its funny
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3 weeks 2 hours ago #765432 by Hurley
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Louis ad Craig are the last people on earth to discuss anything that pertains to human rights

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3 weeks 2 hours ago #765433 by Hurley
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horses and dogs,ja

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2 weeks 6 days ago #765436 by MissT
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So IT'S amazing that when a company wants to retrench staff it becomes a racist issue. I wonder why? Why is it not just a business decision by a company trying to conduct better business. If this story is in fact true which of the posters knows the numbers and race or gender of those being retrenched? Or are we just to believd the Union. Maybe it is racist maybe not but its unbelievable how everyone and mostly the union label it racist!!. Let's have the real facts and then we can all shout and scream and accuse if need be. I'm no P fan that's for sure but I'm not sure about the so called unions motives either. Just saying.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #765440 by mister a
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Louisg, there are lots of companies that are not retrenching,, two instantly that come to mind are Hollywood bets and Vatit, theses are growing, I can make a list for you if required, I see you mention Edcon first in your post, management or mismanagement, do you still believe that Phumelela is good for racings progress?,

Do you for 1 minute believe the retrenching of the staff has anything to do with fixing racing,, it's only to throw overboard the extra weight to keep the 8 Star cruise liner going, and yes later on they will retrench more and the managment will take salary increases and more perks while doing it

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2 weeks 6 days ago #765444 by Over the Air
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What a load of bs.

I am with the Gold Circle brigade on this one, if the gripe is with Phumelela them disrupt the Joburg in Jozi raceday and leave the July alone.

As an aside, it would be interesting to find out if any of the rhetoric is true, personally I cant see Phumelela execs getting bonuses for their piss poor and embarrassing performance. Those with share options are hurting bad and let's hope this continues. It is also incorrect that management numbers have not been affected, I know of at least 2 senior managers who have left - one due to retrenchment, one due to gross negligence.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #765459 by Bob Brogan
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The Vodacom Durban July racemeeting that takes place at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse this Saturday, July 6, is not under threat as erroneously reported on some national news services.

The Vodacom Durban July is run by Gold Circle Racing and Gaming, the licensed operators of horseracing in KwaZulu-Natal, and not Phumelela as falsely stated in these reports.

The threatened strike action is against Phumelela Gaming and Leisure who are currently undergoing a restructuring of their business that affects their employees.

It is all systems go for Saturday. Hollywoodbets Greyville is decked out in its finest and the weather is set fair - a predicted 25 degrees - for the 50 000 people who are expected on course. The sardines arrived this week and if legend holds true, favourite Hawwaam is the horse to bet on.

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2 weeks 6 days ago - 2 weeks 6 days ago #765464 by Mac
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The Big T has recently seen disruptions incl July day at the Big T last year. To me, it does not matter whom the owner is, but a disruption of any sort and anywhere is always very much possible these days, so someone needs to contingent plan regardless of responsibilities.


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2 weeks 6 days ago #765468 by Craig Eudey
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Hurley, may I ask why Louis and myself should only comment on dogs and horses and are the last people in earth who should comment on human rights?

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2 weeks 6 days ago #765477 by neigh
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Hurley, what a f@#cked up statement to make !! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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