SACCAWU wants answers on Edcon’s bailout

eNCA writes that the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union wants Edcon to account for its current state. Saccawu says management must be held responsible. The retailer is battling to survive, owes its creditors billions of rand, and announced plans to retrench at least 22,000 workers.

“It is only fair that where a bailout was tendered and a cash injection was made on an institution then such an institution should come back and say ‘this is where we are at, and this is what we have managed to achieve with the cash injection that was made’,” said Ramatlhodi. Saccawu spokesperson Lucas Ramatlhodi says Edcon needs to account for the bailout. Edcon is citing load-shedding and the lockdown as contributing factors to its collapse.


“We are starving” says singer Vicky Sampson

GroundUp writes that about 50 musicians and performers picketed outside Parliament over outstanding Covid-19 relief money. Artists criticised government’s application process for the relief funding, calling it cumbersome. In August Arts and Culture Minister announced a second wave of once-off payment relief of R6,600 per person. Performers also want the 50-person restriction at events eased. […]

Lockdown: Durban nurses claim they are being evicted

eNCA writes that they might be at the frontline of the fight against coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean they are well treated. Nurses at Wentworth Hospital in Durban claim the same government that prohibited evictions under the lockdown handed out eviction notices in June. They say they have to move out of their digs to […]