As you will recall from Circular 2 of 2019, Regional Managers were requested to budget for two National Short Term Recruitment Campaigns that would be rolled out during 2019. This circular serves as a reminder that the first Special Short Term Recruitment Campaign of 2019 will take place from 1 March – 30 April 2019.
During this Campaign period, Regions will be required to pay recruiters the increased recruitment incentive referred to below for each individual recruited. The campaign will not be limited to recruitment by shop stewards and ordinary members must be encouraged to participate as well.
1.1 Date of Campaign
The campaign will run from 1 March – 30 April 2019.
The target is for each shop steward to recruit a minimum of 6 (six) members during the campaign.
1.3 Recruitment of EPWP, Interns, Apprentices and Other Temporary Workers
Changes to the local government landscape and growing competition for new members has necessitated the recruitment of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers, Contract workers, Interns, Apprentices and other temporary workers, hereafter all referred to as “temporary workers”.
As of 2017, the recruitment of temporary and/or allied workers will be permitted to count towards a recruiter’s total recruitment figures during the national campaign periods. Therefore, all temporary workers recruited between 1 March – 30 April 2019 will be counted towards a recruiter’s total recruitment figures and possible prize ranking.
As stipulated in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP): Recruitment of EPWP, Interns, Apprentices and other Temporary Workers, Regional staff members recording recruitment information are reminded that “the recruitment of temporary workers must be reflected in the ‘temporary workers’ category of all Regional membership statistics templates”. In other words, all members that are recruited during a campaign period will be counted towards a recruiter’s total figure however, the Region must reflect permanent employees and temporary workers separately in their monthly membership stats. All temporary members recruited must be captured and displayed in the ‘Allied’ row of the monthly membership recruitment report.
Furthermore, Regional Managers are requested to ensure that the guidelines for the recruitment of temporary workers, as set out in the SOP circulated on 13 December 2016, are adhered to.
1.4 Metro vs non-Metro Regions
It has been noted by the National Executive Council that recruiters based in Metropolitan areas or large cities have a proximity advantage over recruiters operating in the ‘platteland’ with vast geographical spaces between relatively small municipalities. In order to address this discrepancy, recruiters will be divided into individuals recruiting in a metropolitan area (i.e. City of Joburg, City of Cape Town, eThekwini, Ekurhuleni, City of Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Buffalo City Metro, Mangaung), and non-Metro areas.
For each permanent member recruited, a recruitment incentive of R 200 will be paid to the recruiter by the Region concerned.
In the case of the recruitment of temporary workers, a recruitment incentive of R50 will be paid to the recruiter by the Region concerned.
2.1 Prizes for the five best recruiters
The shop steward/member who recruits the highest, second, third, fourth and fifth highest number of members during the period of the campaign, provided that they have recruited a minimum of 45 (forty five) members each, will be awarded the following prizes in both the Metro and non-Metro categories:
Metro Regions Non-Metro Regions
1st Prize: R 8 000 cash prize 1st Prize: R 8 000 cash prize
2nd Prize: R 6 000 cash prize 2nd Prize: R 6 000 cash prize
3rd Prize: R 4 500 cash prize 3rd Prize: R 4 500 cash prize
4th Prize: R 3 500 cash prize 4th Prize: R 3 500 cash prize
5th Prize: R3 000 cash prize 5th Prize: R3 000 cash prize
2.2 Lucky draw
There will also be a lucky draw where 20 prizes will be given as follows:
R 2 500 each will be given to five (5) Metro and five (5) non-Metro recruiters who have recruited at least 20 new members each.
R1 500 each will be given to five (5) Metro and five (5) non-Metro recruiters who recruited at least 15 members each.