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Nasty court battle bleeds doctors’ trade union dry


Nasty court battle bleeds doctors’ trade union dry

It is a dying organisation, says a senior member as the SA Medical Association is put under administration


The SA Medical Association’s (Sama) trade union arm has been placed under administration by the registrar of the labour court, a development insiders say is the result of costly internal power struggle.

The registrar last week took over the trade union, saying it had failed to provide audited financial statements and meeting minutes as required by “its own constitution and the Labour Relations Act”. 

The Sama trade union also had no records of income and expenditure, assets and liabilities or meetings and voting ballots. The registrar said she placed it under administration to protect the trade union members...

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