For Immediate Release
17th August 2022
SATAWU ON PRASA FAILING TO PAY PENSION FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) notes and regrets with a heavy heart to inform its members that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has once again failed to pay the Pension Fund contributions.
PRASA was supposed to have paid the funds on the 7th of August. SATAWU signed an agreement with PRASA in 2020 that regarding increment, Pension Fund, and Medical Aid payments that, however, they only paid for the first year and failed to do so. We note that
PRASA is now failing to pay the pension fund contributions for the third time now. We view this as a serious criminal offense as the money is constantly deducted from our members and workers every month and on time.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers have been trying to engage with PRASA on this matter for years now, but unfortunately, they keep on failing to do so. According to section 13 of PFA this is a violation, and we will take it upon ourselves to open a criminal case against the entity.
It is with great sadness that PRASA wants to be taken to the court of law to do the right thing, in 2020 a case was opened for this entity for a similar offense, and they paid after that. SATAWU is not going to tolerate this kind of abuse and corruption from PRASA
We wish to reassure our members and workers at PRASA that we will make sure that they get what is due to them. We will continue fighting and engaging with PRASA, however, if they don’t pay our members, we will then take further actions like legal actions against them.
Issued by SATAWU