DA lays criminal complaint against ANC top 6 over staff UIF contributions

The DA’s shadow minister for employment and labour, Michael Cardo, said that the ANC could not be allowed to put their employees' rightful benefits at risk because of the organisation’s inability to manage its own finances.

The DA's Michael Cardo (left) speaks to the media after laying a criminal complaint at the Cape Town Central Police Station on 7 September 2021 against the ANC's top six over the ruling party’s alleged failure to pay UIF contributions for employees. Picture: @Our_DA/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday laid a criminal complaint against the African National Congress (ANC)’s top 6 over the ruling party’s alleged failure to pay UIF contributions for employees.

It comes a day after frustrated ANC employees staged pickets in all nine provinces against what they called unfair labour practice by the party.

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According to disgruntled staff, the past three years have been marked by irregular salary payments, the failure to pay provident fund and UIF contributions and the unilateral cancellation of medical aid.

The DA’s shadow minister for employment and labour, Michael Cardo, said that the ANC could not be allowed to put their employees' rightful benefits at risk because of the organisation’s inability to manage its own finances.

"This follows a claim by disgruntled staffers at Luthuli House that since 2018, the ANC has been deducting UIF contributions from workers but not paying them over to the government. If true, this would constitute a criminal offence in terms of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act of 2002 and the Tax Administration Act of 2011."

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