FOR the past five years, workers from KZN Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) have been involved in a bitter wrangle with their boss Mawethu Mosery over the tools of trade and payment of overtime. Now members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have threatened to go on strike if their issues are not addressed. Union provincial secretary Zola Saphetha said they were unhappy with Mosery’s leadership style, citing differences over use of pool cars and non-payment of overtime. Saphetha claims morale has been destroyed. “There are employees who have worked over six months with no overtime being paid.” In a media briefing held in Durban yesterday, the union leadership expressed their annoyance at “the high level of exploitation of workers”. Mosery said he had opted not to respond on the issues because they were personal. “I have referred everything to the national office.” National IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela asked to be sent questions as she was not aware of the problem in KZN.