Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Demands in the Workplace

18 March 2019

Recent involvement of the EFF in the workplace – in the role of representing workers interests or demands in workplace related issues – has become cause for concern.

A short guide on how to deal with letters from the EFF which make various non-specific demands:

  • Advise the EFF that its current workforce is unionised, alternatively that internal procedures are in place to
    address employees concerns or grievances;
  • Inform the EFF that the LRA provides for representation of employees by registered trade unions only;
  • Request that the parties respect the laws of the land;
  • Inform them that the Company will not entertain their demands, nor meet with them; and
  • That the Company’s rights are fully reserved.

A detailed legal opinion is available on request.