Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in the aviation and the bus passenger sector will be marching to offices of the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) on Today, the 25th of August 2021 at 09:00 am to demand the immediate payment of outstanding TERS payments.
NUMSA National Spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says their members in various companies have endured extreme suffering because of the incompetence of the (UIF) and its officials who are failing to manage the process of TERS payments properly.
She furthermore says thousands of workers and their families have had to endure the lockdown without getting regular TERS payments and the UIF is seemingly unable or unwilling to resolve the crisis.
It is a disgrace that the minister of employment and Labour should continue to enjoy his salary and benefits, when workers who fall directly under this portfolio, have not been paid for months because of the failure of the UIF to pay TERS regularly and efficiently.
All employees last received payment on 15 October 2020 and 218 employees out of 1200 workers got TERS from 16 October to March 2021.