Giyani Spar and Mopani Spar to face the Music!

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Mopani Spar Supermarket.  Image/ Vulani Baloyi.

By Angie Nkuna

Giyani- The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Giyani Sub- region has opened a case of fraud on Tuesday night at the Giyani Police Station following the engagement with Mopani and Giyani Spar in October regards to the issue of exploiting workers.

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According to the EFF, the two supermarkets which are operated by a well-known family, Sinemer’s children and in-laws are robbing customers and violates the basic rights of employment act.

Workers have been complaining​ that since 2016 till to date, there is no increament on their salaries, and the employer is deducting money to a Momentum Group without their consent and they don’t benefit from the scheme instead the employer is the one benefiting.

The two Giyani Major Supermarket owners in October have agreed to terminate the Momentum and Old Mutual Schemes which are allegedly benefiting the employer out of employees sweat.

Giyani sub-region coordinator Austin Mabasa says employees when their loved ones have died are given bags of potatoes and cabbages.

“The CCMA has ruled that these two schemes should be cancelled since they benefit the employer out of workers sweat.

“They have been playing hide and seek game after the ruling of CCMA, and the agreement we reached, and it’s the reason that we are today (Wednesday) shutting down the two supermarkets.” Concluded Mabasa.

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