Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
3 minute read
20 Sep 2021
3:58 pm

This is what employees can do about unpaid salaries

Ina Opperman

Most people do not know what to do when their employer does not pay their salaries.

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This is what employees can do about unpaid salaries: take your employer to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), the labour department or the Labour Court. A number of employees from companies such as Denel are in dire straits because without their salaries, they are unable to pay their debts and put food on the table. Employees are often unsure what to do when their employers fail to pay their salaries, but you can do something about it, says Michael Opperman from Omni Labour Consultants. “First determine the reasons why your salary was not paid. If your employer...