What is particularly concerning is that this is happening for the third time since in the year 2015, Mopani district municipality did not pay its employees on time around October month making them serial delinquent in the payment of salaries of employees with major implications to contractual obligations between employer and employee.
We would like to caution the leadership of the municipality that their half - hearted apology will not absolve them from the financial liability incurred by members arising out of the late payment of salaries since our members are at best a salary away from poverty with tremendous implications to our very essence as a class.
Employees need to be paid their salary since they have provided the service and must be paid before the end of business today, the 26th October 2017.
We will further be demanding that the municipality take corrective action against anyone who may be found to be responsible for this malfeasance that caused our members into temporary withdrawal of labour because allowing him/her to wiggle out of this will fly against the very grain of good governance and will cause instability and public outrage which will expose the municipality to unnecessary litigation.
SAMWU is ready and committed to defend its members from this callous act of municipality within the context of service delivery and labour peace in the interest of the working class.
Issued by SAMWU Limpopo
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National Media Officer
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