MBABANE: Phumelele Dlamini, the President of the Schools Support Staff Association (SSA) says some workers within the various schools in the country have not received their salaries for the past six(6) months.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, Dlamini said the situation for these workers had reached a point whereby it was becoming practically impossible for them to survive.
“The situation for the support staff within the various schools is very painful, some have not been paid their salaries for the past six(6) months. At first, it was the COVID-19 and then the political unrest made it impossible for schools to operate normally hence other parents were reluctant to pay school fees, resulting to schools struggling to pay their staff. But in all this, we are blaming the government for delaying to pay money for the OVCs and we are trying to take further steps in making sure that justice is done for the workers”, she said.
Education Minister Lady Howard-Mabuza had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis and schools are struggling to operate normally after students engaged in a series of protests demanding democracy and the release of incarcerated pro-democracy Members of Parliament Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube.
It is that Schools Support Staff have not been paid.