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CCMASowetanLive reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) dispute between Ndalo Media and its former employees has been referred to arbitration after its owner, Khanyi Dhlomo, failed to show up on Monday for the second time.  

Dhlomo and her former employees are in dispute over unpaid severance packages as well as the decision to retrench staff and then later liquidate the company before negotiations were concluded.  According to a source, this decision meant employees could end up getting "10c to a rand".  Several employees who had been with Dhlomo for years were told they could get as little as R12,000.  Dhlomo failed to show up at the hearing set for 8 April and the commissioner elevated the matter to arbitration after she did not pitch again on Monday.  The employees have also accused Dhlomo of not following proper processes in dealing with their pensions and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).  "I tried to go get my pension and I couldn't.  We also want to go to Sars [South African Revenue Service] because we believe she wasn't paying our pension, UIF and PAYE, but they were being deducted from our salaries every month.  Where was the money going?" one former employee asked.

  • Read the full original of Kgothatso Madisa’s report on this story at SowetanLive


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