For Immediate Release
19th May 2023
NORTH WEST PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO PAY OUTSTANDING SALARIES
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) today the 19th of May 2023, led by its General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko met with the North West Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, MEC Sello Lehari, the Provincial Director’s, the DDs and the North West Transport Investment Management. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and to get to the bottom of the unpaid salaries of our members and workers at the entity, The North West Transport Investment.
A few months back the union was very shocked and concerned when it revealed that its members and workers at the Northwest Transport Investment were not paid their salaries for months, which is very unacceptable and against the labour law. The union has since been meeting with the Provincial Government Team to find ways to rescue the entity as it was on its knees to collapse. The union has also been working very hard in ensuring that the workers are paid their salaries and the entity continues to operate and giving the people of this country quality public service delivery. SATAWU is pleased announce that MEC Lehari and the NTI Management have committed to pay salaries of the workers.
The Union can also confirm that its General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko and the Gauteng Provincial leadership will lead the union’s delegation on the Monday the 22nd of May to meet with the Premier of the North West Mr Bushy Maape, and the officials from the North West Provincial Treasury. The purpose of this meeting is to get an exact date of when the salaries will be paid, following the commitment taken by MEC Lehari on behalf of the Provincial Government and the NTI management to pay back the outstanding salaries of our members and workers at the entity.
Indeed, the past few months have been very difficult for our members considering the fact that, the cost of living is too high in this country, some of our members are breadwinners in their households. Some of our members and workers lost their cars due to not being paid.
The union wishes to reiterate that it has strengthened its relationship with the management of NTI led by MEC Lehari, as it is in the interest of the workers. The organisation will continue working and supporting MEC Lehari and his team in rebuilding the entity and saving jobs of the workers.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union will on Monday the 22nd, update its workers at the entity on the exact date to expect their salaries.
Issued By SATAWU.
SATAWU General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko: 082 951 1181
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet: 071 021 1903
Head of Communications Amanda Tshemese: 062 945 7217