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02 Jul 2010

Treated unfairly, answers needed PLEASE.
Hi

I have been working for the chinese embassy for 8 years, my starting salary was R4000.00 and after 3 probation it was increased to R4500.00, since then my current salary is R6000.00 no benefits whatsoever.
They have helped me to loan some money, owe them 13000.00, I am paying off, R500 deduction from my salary, and get time off if ill or need to go to doctor, but I cant get loan else where to purchase a car, which I lost in a bad divorce, I have to buy my own tea, coffee, sugar and milk for work, sometimes there is a shortage of loo paper, they say they give to much, I buy my own sometimes.
I came to work for them for less money and no benefits, I was thinking the grass was greener to work for them but I made a huge mistake, I think.
My mom who immigrated to SA, NO PROPER ENGLISH AND NO AFRIKAANS, my sister and I were born here in SA, my mom was a house wife for 30 years and divorced and the age of 52 she got a job, working for her company for 9 years now, her starting salary was 2200.00 and now is 13000.00, just look at that, what is wrong in my case, the embassy still tells me I earn to much. What can I do cause I feel this is not on, I go out my way to help them even on standby. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT HERE AND WHAT CAN I DO and what are my rights against an Embassy, there must be some law to abide to this. PLEASE HELP AND ADVISE ME WHAT TO DO
I am a single mom of two children, I have alot to pay and cannot live on this.

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Labour lawyer
Labour lawyer

01 Jan 0001

RE: TREATED UNFAIRLY

Unfortunately working in an Embassy creates a real problem in that Embassies do not fall under the South African legislation.
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