Employer accused of cheating

Some employees at Cornright Motors, which merged with Auto Bavaria, are hopping mad, claiming their employer was stealing portions of their weekly provident fund from them.

Some employees at Cornright Motors, which merged with Auto Bavaria, are hopping mad, claiming their employer was stealing portions of their weekly provident fund from them.

They allege this has been going on since the 1990s.

But their employer dismissed the claims as nonsense.

Some of the workers, who preferred to remain anonymous, claimed that since they were employed, their employer had never remitted the full amount deducted from their salaries to the Motor Industry Provident Fund (MIPF).

Weekly pay slips in Sowetan 's possession show the employer deducted R334 from the employees' salary, but contributed R268 to the fund.

Some who had bonds also complained their accounts were not properly serviced, causing them to fall into arrears.

Katrin Corna, an administrative manager at Auto Bavaria Approved Repair Centre, who confirmed the merger with Cornright Motors, said they were aware of the employees' complaints.

"We have addressed them on several occasions, but there still seems to be a misunderstanding," said Corna.

She said the company remitted correct amounts to the MIPF as it was not exempted from paying the employees' contributions.

"We have inspectors from the fund who assess the returns every year and ensure that we pay the correct amounts to the provident fund."

Corna said no weekly deductions were made from people with bonds when they went on leave resulting in the shortfall in their bond accounts.

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