EX­POSED: GEN­ER­A­TIONS PEANUT WAGES

Sunday World - - Front Page - NGWAKO MALATJI GEN­ER­A­TIONS

ac­tors have leaked their new col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment dossier to the me­dia in a des­per­ate ef­fort to re­but claims by the soapie’s king­pin, Mfundi Vundla, that they earn a packet.

Vundla told the me­dia on Fri­day in a press con­fer­ence that the low­est-paid ac­tor in the soapie earned an av­er­age of R55 000 a month (about R14 000 a week).

But the dossier showed that the low­est-paid ac­tors – Anga Makubalo (MJ), Ze­nande Mfenyana (Nol­untu) and Mandla Gaduka (Choppa) – earn an av­er­age of between R5 500 and R8 000 a week.

“This means that the low­est­paid earns [about] R32 000 per month and not an av­er­age of R55 000 per month as they claimed in the press con­fer­ence. This is all lies de­signed to por­tray us as greedy, ” said an ac­tor who did not want to be named for fear of vic­tim­i­sa­tion.

The ac­tors have asked that the salaries of Makubalo, Mfenyana and Gaduka, who have been with the soapie for less than four years, be in­creased to R12 000 a week.

The con­fi­den­tial doc­u­ment also shows that Zolisa Xaluva (Ja­son), Slindile Non­dan­gala (Mam’ Ruby) and Thato Mo­lamu (Ni­cholas), who have been with the drama for less than less six years, earn an av­er­age of between R9 000 and R11 000 a week

They are de­mand­ing their wages be hiked to R16 000 a week.

The dossier also states that Thami Mngqolo (Senzo), Katlego Danke (Di­neo) and Win­nie Modise (Khethiwe) earn an av­er­age of between R11 000 and R13 000 a week.

They are de­mand­ing a wage of R20 000 a week.

It states that So­phie Nd­aba (Queen), the long­est-serv­ing ac­tress on the soap with more than 15 years, earned an av­er­age of R17 000 a week and that her wage should be spiked to R30 000 a week.

The ac­tors de­clined to com­ment on the mat­ter and said they would tell it all at their press con­fer­ence to­mor­row at the Mar­ket The­atre.

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago de­clined to com­ment and re­ferred us to Vundla, who was not avail­able for com­ment.

Gen­er­a­tions head writer Bongi Nd­aba also de­clined to com­ment, say­ing that she did not deal with ac­tors’ wages.

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