The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) wishes to update its members and workers at the North West Transport Investment (NTI) to be specific, and the members of the public, that indeed the union had a follow up meeting with the office of the Premier of the North West. This follows a commitment taken by the MEC of Transport in the province, MEC Sello Lehari to pay the outstanding salaries of our members and workers at the entity. The reality is that the entity owes workers millions of rands. That includes medical aid funds being deducted from the salaries of the workers, who are already poorly paid, and it does not go to the relevant service provider. This also includes the provident fund being deducted from the salaries of the workers and it does not go through the right channels.

The Provincial Government could not provide a specific date to pay the salaries of the workers, however it has committed to the union that before the end of this week (Friday)the workers would know when to expect their salaries. On Friday again, the union will meet with the Premier of the Province, Premier Bushy to discuss how to prevent this unacceptable behaviour going forward. The union through its legal team has written a letter to Thomas Samons to get a better understanding of why he did not pay the workers after the Gauteng Provincial Department of Transport paid millions to the entity. SATAWU has written to both the Minister of Transport Ms Sindi Chikunga and the MEC of Transport in Gauteng, Ms Kedibone Diale Tlabela for an urgent meeting to solves these issues.

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