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nehawu80EWN reports that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) in Parliament said that it was opposed to the suspension of Secretary to Parliament Xolile George.

He came under fire recently when it emerged that he received a hefty salary increase of over a million rand in the span of 17 months. The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Parliament to investigate Xolile George's 70% salary hike, but Nehawu’s Parliament branch has told the legislature to keep its 'hands off' George. Workers in Parliament said that despite the salary controversy, George had managed to stabilise the house and his suspension would affect the work of the house. Branch chairperson Sthembiso Tembe said that the union would oppose his suspension. He indicated: "We recently heard there’s an imminent move to suspend George before the elections. We are against that as workers as Nehawu because we don’t know what could inform a decision to suspend him. Surely it can’t be issue of salary because the executive authority still needs to explain." Nehawu also called for the ANC’s parliamentary caucus to engage labour before making any decisions before the general elections.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Babalo Ndenze at EWN

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