NEHAWU North West Calls For An Urgent Intervention By The Provincial Government On The Deteriorating Golden Leopard Resort
Friday June 03, 2022
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in the North West Province calls for an urgent intervention of the provincial government at the Golden Leopards Resort.
As NEHAWU in the province, we are deeply concerned about the terrible financial state of Golden Leopards Resort [GLR]. Our concern is due to another delay in paying workers their salaries. These delays in paying salaries of workers are signals of a troubled institution that needs urgent attention by the North West Provincial Government before the collapse of a public owned resort.
The self-serving agenda of private accumulation by those entrusted to the public owned resort is the fundamental reason behind the deteriorating financial state of GLR and thus we make a clarion call on the MEC of Economic Development and Tourism to urgently and effectively intervene before the public losses yet another assert.
Amongst issues that need urgent intervention at the institution are the following:
- None payment of salaries in time, as per employment contracts.
- Lack of visionary management to run the Resort.
- Lack of marketing strategy to popularise the institution to attract clients and the community; of the country in general and NWP community in particular;
- Lack of tools of trade for employees to do their work diligently as expected;
- The institution is in a state of collapse as a result of lack of management skills.
- No board of trustees to ensure the Resort runs effectively; and
- Five (5) years without salary increment for workers despite profitable production.
The union calls on the MEC of Economic Development and Tourism to pay attention to all these issues and requests an urgent meeting to address them. As NEHAWU, we must put it on record that failure by the MEC to convene an urgent meeting will see us resorting to a march to the provincial government as these are issues need urgent attention.
Issued by NEHAWU North West Secretariat
For more information, please contact: Ntombizodwa Moepeng (NEHAWU North West Provincial Secretary) at 018 381 4585 or 063 685 1911 or email: Ntombizodwa@nehawu.org.za.