JOHANNESBURG - The CCMA has found that Eskom’s suspension of its head of legal and compliance, Suzanne Daniels, was an unfair labour practice. 

In an arbitration award, dated March 6, the CCMA commissioner Prince Kekana said: “The respondent party Eskom is ordered to uplift the suspension with immediate effect and take (Daniels) back into its employ with effect from March 18, 2018.” 

Kekana also ordered Eskom to pay Daniels compensation equivalent to five months’ remuneration for the unfair suspension. He said Eskom must make the payment before the end of next month. Eskom suspended Daniels in October last year over, among others, a breakaway session at Kievits Kroon, outside Pretoria, for 20 staff members that cost R66000.