Govt deducts over E4 000 from non-Waya Waya' teacher's salary
SITEKI-A teacher who claimed not to have participated in the on-going teachers’ strike had E4 321.61 deducted from his salary.
The teacher, who is a principal, in one of the local primary schools, said he did not understand why the no-work-no-pay rule was effected on his salary when he did not take part in the strike. His basic salary stands at E12 964. 83 and after deductions he was supposed to get a nett pay of E9 818.14. However, the no-work-no-pay rule left him with E5 496. 53.
"I do not understand how government effected the no-work-no-pay rule since I did not participate in the strike. I have been reporting to work as normal since the strike started but an amount of E4 321.61 has been deducted from my salary. This is confusing since I am the one who was registering teachers who had reported for work," he said.
The teacher added that he was not the only to have his salary deducted, adding that a lot of teachers who did not strike, also had their salaries deducted.
"My question to government now is: how are we going to recover our money since we did not strike?" he said.
He further stated that the deduction will affect him as he has a lot of deductions and a bank loan he still needs to pay.
He revealed that after all the deductions were effected on his salary he would end up getting less than E1 000.
When sought for comment government spokesperson Percy Simelane said he was not in a position to explain how the no-work-no-pay rule was effected on non-striking teachers. Simelane then urged affected teachers to approach the Teaching Services Commission (TSC) or the office of the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Training Pat Muir.
Nilayekile labo-CHAMU laba!!! Engatsi ngabe nikhandze nje boZERO bodvwa nitokhawula lokuba MAHLUBUKA. Other teachers are out in d streets but u busy teachin, you have 2 stop.
Jul 19, 2012, 6:54 AM, Msandrise (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Haha, Percy knows how to announce no-work no-pay, but does not know how it is calculated, this means he has been talking about something he doesn’t even understand. As for this teacher, ulayekile, you will learn to be united with your fellow colleagues, all you want to do is sit and wait for the striking teachers to win and then you benefit, no ways!!! We condemn your behavior.
Jul 19, 2012, 6:54 AM, C.J. Mnguni
It serves these sell outs right. They voted for a strike and they decide to betray the union. They should know that the govt they are serving does not care about them. Govt only cares for top politicians. Akangajatjuliswa kutsi unikwe umsebenti wekubhala labalovile, uyeza useven and ugawula wonkhe wonkhe!
Jul 19, 2012, 6:54 AM, Lord Anthony (email@example.com)
One writer once said "at the end we will not remember what our enemy said but the silence of our friends". Its unfortunate that labotsembekile are the ones labatawukhala most. Its time kutsi kuhambe bona phambili now.
Jul 19, 2012, 12:06 PM, Fandeka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Utsi lona wekunene they cant defy IMF`s advice, njani manje Nkhosi, isnt IMF who questioned and advised against a huge an army budget allocation,is the defiancee one sided, usheshe ukhohlwe, kepha ne old age ngete sayikhohlwa, labangangawe badlalisa batukulu to be still stressing themselves about national interests, utawuyenga labangati wena wekunene
Jul 19, 2012, 4:46 PM, Hynd
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