15,000 Post Office employees could lose medical aid cover

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15,000 Post Office employees could lose medical aid cover

Around 15,000 South African Post Office (Sapo) workers could lose their medical aid cover with Medipos from October because their employer owes the insurer R602 million in member contributions.

The Sunday Times has reported that Medipos sent a letter on the decision to the impacted Sapo employees last week.

Medipos principal officer, Thabasiwe Mlotshwa, explained that Sapo had not paid the scheme contributions made by employees in the last 15 months.
 
Shame hope they manage to sort it out because having no medical aid is not great in Sa.

Is that scheme a closed medical aid, only for PO employees?
 
Ouch, no medical cover paid for the employees? And sounds pension was deducted, but not paid towards pension funds?
That's a big mistake and weak excuse for 'mismanagement'. Someone is pocketing the big money, and cooking the books...
 
Ouch, no medical cover paid for the employees? And sounds pension was deducted, but not paid towards pension funds?
That's a big mistake and weak excuse for 'mismanagement'. Someone is pocketing the big money, and cooking the books...
Happens often when companies are financially up **** creek,seen plenty of liquidations due to similar
They won't stop deductions for SARS etc,but they won't pay it over either since they don't have it. Those creditors usually come last unless they make a big noise
 
Government screwing the little guy again, welcome to democratic South Africa. On the other hand maybe this is payback for those mountains of stolen parcels..
 
Shame hope the tax base can foot the bill they manage to sort it out because having no medical aid is not great in Sa.

Is that scheme a closed medical aid, only for PO employees?
Ftfy. You must be drunk.
 
Almost exactly a year ago, it sent a letter to members in which it revealed Sapo owed it R213.3 million.

At the time, the Communication Workers Union claimed the contributions were being deducted from salaries and shown on payslips but weren’t paid to the providers.
I'm surprised that SAPO employees have not gone completely postal yet, or is it that there isn't any more post to throw about.

I doubt that any Postnet would offer jobs to former SAPO employees (a private company cannot afford to tolerate habitual thieving parcel looters in its midst).
 
Fantastic just when I have a parcel arriving from Amazon (I didn't know it would be shipped through post, 1st time).
 
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