Radebe tells unpaid workers they’ll get their money

2012-12-24 00:00

AGRICULTURE MEC Meshack Radebe has assured hundreds of unpaid contract workers they will get their money.

After a meeting with Independent Development Trust officials in Cedara on Friday, he met the workers who are employed under the Extended Public Works Programme and told them that their salaries had been deposited into their accounts.

The Witness reported on Friday that about 300 workers first gathered outside Absa on Langalibalele street, where they were told to pick up their pay cheques, and then outside the Loop Street police station.

Radebe said: “I’m happy with you voicing your grievances, but you could have done it differently and better. My doors at the department are always open and you could have come and voiced your unhappiness here, I would have been happy to address you.”

Radebe said he was unaware the workers had not been paid, as their money was transferred from the department into the IDT (Independent Development Trust) account in October 2012 to make the payments on time.

He assured the workers their money would be in their accounts no later than today.

— Witness Reporter.

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