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ancEWN reports that African National Congress (ANC) officials have been sent back to the drawing board after failing to produce proposals that speak directly to the demands of staffers who are striking over pay.

The party’s most senior leaders are now expected to meet staff representatives on Thursday to find solutions to the months-long issue of non-payment of salaries. Employees on Tuesday rejected a presentation on the way forward by treasurer Paul Mashatile. Mandla Qwane, a member of the committee representing staffers, said that they felt officials did not speak to the demands handed over to the ANC leadership. “The response from the DG was broad and did not zoom into our demands item by item, hence it was agreed that they will need to go back and will come back to us tomorrow (Thursday).” Staffers who have been on a go-slow have had to contend with months of late or non-payment of salaries, with their pensions also affected by the party’s cash flow troubles. Meantime, the ANC has been crowdfunding to raise money. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has laid criminal charges against the governing party’s top officials, accusing them of failing to pay UIF contributions on behalf of their workers in spite of deducting these from their salaries.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Tshidi Madia at EWN

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