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sabcIndependent News reports that a trade union has vowed to take steps against the cash-strapped SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should employees be negatively affected because of the public broadcaster’s late salary payments.  

This was indicated after the SABC failed to pay its employees on time on Tuesday morning, due to a technical “glitch” with its banks.  Aubrey Tshabalala of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said that should employees be negatively affected by the late payments, it would consider taking action.  “If workers have a negative impact on their bank accounts, for instance when debit orders (are rejected) you are charged an extra fee, we will hold the employer accountable.  This will also be for other costs that employees might incur.”  Tshabalala added:  “We will have to get a letter from the SABC to speak to the creditors of the workers.  These are the things we will consider if need be.  We are looking closely at the proceedings of the day.”

  • Read the original of this report by Mary Jane Mphahlele & Bongani Hans at IOL News

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