Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League cannot sit back and watch local actors be exploited, the national task team (NTT) said on Wednesday.
“Our talented actors are still battling to receive UIF, pension funds, housing allowances, car allowances, medical aid and all other benefits that decent work is supposed to cater for,” NTT convenor Mzwandile Masina told reporters in Johannesburg.
“They are categorised unfortunately as freelance workers and this is tantamount to labour broking.”
The ANC Youth League on Tuesday met 16 actors from the local soap opera Generations at Luthuli House, the party's Johannesburg headquarters.
The SABC announced on Monday that the actors who had embarked on a strike had been fired.