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Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi, says his department will intervene should staff at the ANC headquarters at Luthuli House in Johannesburg, approach it for assistance.
It is alleged that the ANC did not pay the Unemployment Insurance Fund contributions even though money was being deducted from staff salaries since 2018. Nxesi took part in a question and answer session of the economic cluster in the National Assembly.
“We know the matter is in media but once organised workers or workers as individuals bring matter to our office, definitely we will have to enter into that space to try and understand the nature of the dispute. But we cant jump on basis of media reports, we have to follow procedures in dealing with those issues.”
ANC staff members across the country picket over salaries:
Meanwhile, Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says her department will soon table a plan to Cabinet on how to revive and improve the services of the Post Office.
She was also taking part in a question and answer session of the economic cluster in the National Assembly. MPs wanted to know how the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng had affected service delivery to vulnerable communities.
Ntshavheni says they are proposing innovative ways of reducing the costs of getting grants through the post office.
“What we are working on is the post office of the future together with SASSA and social development. We want to make sure even spaza shops in local areas have machines that will allow them to dispense grants as a channel for the post office.”