- The ANC's NEC has been told that it must consider retrenching staff in order to ease the financial strain the party is under
- There is a massive problem of a large staff complement and a significant amount of "ghost workers"
- The NEC said that retrenching staff would not solve the immediate financial problems the ruling party faces
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JOHANNESBURG - Luthuli House is buckling under the weight of its massive wage bill needed to support the large staff employed by the ANC. As a result, the NEC has been told that it must retrench staff.
There is also a massive problem of "ghost workers" drawing salaries adding to the ruling party's financial troubles.
TimesLIVE reported that the party is effectively broke and can't pay its workers and is mired in an ever-increasing tax and provident fund debt as a result.
ANC staff have downed tools in a stay away until their salaries are paid. Earlier, EWN reported that the ANC is seriously concerned about the impact of the staff stay away and its impact on upcoming regional and provincial conferences.
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The ANC confirmed that retrenchment was discussed but ultimately it would not solve the immediate financial challenges faced by the ruling party.
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Source: Briefly News