Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The ability to live and work without prejudice is a fundamental right, regardless of your background, identity and experiences.
One of ULEMASA’s main aims is to help workers in a diplomatic sector fight for fairness, non-discrimination and justice in the workplace and beyond. Challenging discrimination and non-compliance are at the heart of everything ULEMASA does.
Besides the right not to be discriminated against or bullied, fair treatment also includes dignity at work, access to opportunities and equal working conditions and pay.
The right to fairness
Employees are protected against discrimination and unfair treatment by labour Act and relevant regulations.
If a member has been discriminated against or treated unfairly at work, ULEMASA negotiates with employers on a member’s behalf, attends CCMA, offers legal help and makes employers aware of the law. The Labour relations act makes it unlawful for employers to treat you unfairly because of:
- gender reassignment;
- pregnancy and maternity;
- religion or belief;
- sexual orientation.
It is also unlawful for employers to have a rule, policy or practice that someone is less likely to be able to fulfil than other employees because of one of the reasons above.
How ULEMASA fights for fairness and equality
We encourage all members to join the discussion on how to provide public services and how equality can be promoted when delivering them.
ULEMASA has a history of winning on equality. We continue to fight against discrimination wherever we encounter it and regularly help members challenge unequal or unfair treatment, including all forms of prejudice and discrimination, racism, bullying and harassment and equal pay.