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uasa thumb medium70 84Engineering News reports that Uasa announced on 21 May that it was “rejecting” the letter sent out by Denel’s CEO Danie du Toit in which he announced that the company would not be paying its employees for the next three months (May, June and July).  

The trade union described Du Toit’s decision as “unilateral” and indicated that it had written to Denel board chairperson Monhla Hlahla to express its “dismay” at, and refusal to accept, the CEO’s letter.  The union said that it expected that its members would receive their normal salaries until it had had “meaningful engagements” with the arms manufacturer.  “The problems at Denel are by no means a new development and it boggles the mind that the State-owned enterprise [SOE] waited to the last minute to make such an important announcement,” the union complained it its statement.  The union aslo pointed out that the Department of Public Enterprises had given the group a cash injection of R1.8-billion in April 2019, but there was no clarity on how that amount had been spent.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at Engineering News
  • Read Uasa’s press statement on this matter at Uasa News

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