No-work-no-pay stands, Percy insists
MBABANE - A majority of the teachers currently involved in the nationwide indefinite protest action are likely to take home absolutely nothing in terms of remuneration for the current month.
Government Press Secretary Percy Simelane, in an interview yesterday, stressed that the no-work no-pay rule would be implemented on the salaries of the teachers who took part in the protest action dubbed ‘Waya Waya’.
Today, the protest action enters its 14th day. "The no-work no-pay stands as per the Industrial Relations Act of 2000 as amended," emphasised Simelane.
He said Cabinet took an executive decision not to pay the teachers for all the days they were not at work while involved in the three weeks old protest action. "The no-work no-pay is not across the board, but we’ve our way of finding out who to deal with," stated the government publicist.
Education and Training Minister, Wilson Ntshangase, in an interview last week, said officials from the portfolio had been deployed in almost all the schools around the Kingdom to take the roll-call of teachers present and absent.
Ntshangase reiterated that the teachers taking part in the ongoing protest action would be affected greatly: "They desperately need the money."
Sibongile Mazibuko, the President of the Swaziland National Teachers Association (SNAT), earlier in the week said they would continue with the protest action to force government to bow to their demand of 4.5 per cent increase on their salaries.
The Treasury Department, under the Ministry of Finance, is expected to run the government payroll for the current month anytime this week.
Degreed teachers, in the event the protest action enters the 16th day on Friday, they stand to lose E8 322.56 while those with Diplomas will lose E5 738.24.
Evidently the teachers will find it impossible to service their personal loans after government has deducted the Pay as You Earn - thus resulting in some having a nett pay of E00. 00.
This man called Percy is only good for emahlaya and speaking in parables. I wonder what good did his employers see in him to be given such an important task. Maybe they like beating around the bush themselves, so they saw the similarity in him. He is doing this country no good, instead he raises more questions than answers, especially to foreign media. The sooner you, and your masters, realise this the better for everyone.
Jul 11, 2012, 8:42 AM, Didsgusted!
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