Security Guards Cry Foul Over 8 Months’ Unpaid Salaries

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  • Company admits to financial difficulties
  • Promises to pay employees all of their arears

Security guards working for Skyview Security Company have revealed that they have gone for six to eight months without pay despite their employer having a job with the North West District Council (NWDC).

The security guards are based in areas of Maun, Legotlhwane, Sehitlhwa, Bodibeng, Kareng, Makakung, Semboyo, Tsau and Kaure.

One of the security guards in Maun revealed that he is owed over P14 000 that accrued over the past 8 months, adding it has been difficult maintaining his household.

“The landlord kicked me and my children out because I owed rental for 3 months and he was tired of my excuses for non-payment at work though I was going for work every day,” he said.

He revealed that the landlord has since seized his property pending payment.

“Few of us in Maun have lost our properties to our landlords who demanded rentals and for less than two months, they decided to seize our properties pending payment for us to get them back therefore we are pleading with the company to pay us as we are still working as of now,”

A lady from the same company also revealed that she had been failing to pay her furniture debts adding that her account has accumulated arrears that she will have to clear.

She revealed that the company owes her more than P11 000 for a period of six (6) months adding that the Skyview office in Maun has been promising that their monies will be paid soon but 8 months has already passed.

The company’s director, Tumo Ntsatsi confirmed to this publication that indeed they owe their security guards for many months explaining that the company has been in financial difficulties. She noted that the situation has been rectified and employees will get their dues by end of this month.

“We had challenges with finances since the beginning of this year and we have been running around to find ways to solve the matter and we can promise that this situation will never repeat itself again because we have found a solution to it and all of our employees are going to be paid all of their dues and arrears,” she said.

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