The Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Mr Matthews and the PRASA Management Team requested to meet with Labour on 28 April 2021.
UNTU then agreed to give Management ample opportunity to obtain the necessary funding to implement and pay the 2021 increase to employees.
Management requested time until Friday, the 7th of May 2021 to engage with the Director General of Labour and Treasury and undertook to provide feedback to Labour by no later than close of business on 7 May 2021.
However, Labour only received the feedback from Management on 7 May 2021 at 16h54.
The Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Mr Matthews, subsequently met with the Director General of Transport on Wednesday the 5th of May 2021 and was then directed to further engage with the Director General of Treasury. The meeting between the Director General of Transport and the Director General of Treasury have to date not taken place.
UNTU is of the opinion that Management had ample opportunity to get the funding for the 2021 increase of 5%, hence Management is still committed to the Multi-Year Wage Agreement, but unfortunately could not obtain the funding from Treasury to date.
UNTU’s Legal Team will immediately start with the process of an “Urgent Application” to the Labour Court as we went above and beyond to afford Management the opportunity to obtain the necessary funding.
PRASA maintain that they are “committed to honour” the Wage Agreement.
Be rest assured, UNTU will leave “NO STONE UNTURNED” to ensure that all employees get the increase that are due to them as stipulated in the Wage Agreement.
Members are welcome to direct any enquiries to the following PRASA Representatives in this regard:-
- Thamie Kwintshi (PRASA Cape Town) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hardhaw Tikum (PRASA Durban) – email@example.com
- Peet Swart (PRASA (Gauteng) – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neels Haasbroek (UNTU Head Office) – email@example.com
All members will be kept abreast of any new developments on this matter.