1. Yes, I requested the Director General of the Department of Labour to investigate the matter. The Inspection and Enforcement Services conducted the investigation. The investigation referred to above revealed that the complaint falls under the SASSA National Bargaining Forum and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.
2. Yes, I commit to take steps to address the complaints and the alleged injustices caused to the specified employees in as far the complaints and/or the alleged injustices fall within the legal mandate and/or Constitutional mandate of the Department of Labour. In order to illustrate my commitment, the investigation conducted by Inspection and Enforcement Services is already testimony of my commitment.
3. No, because the action referred to falls outside legal and/or Constitutional mandated as well as that of the Department of Labour.
4. No, because the action referred to falls outside legal and/or Constitutional mandated as well as that of the Department of Labour.