Uncertainty continues amongst the players and staff at Bidvest Wits as they once again, requested an urgent meeting with the new owners to seek clarity on a number of issues.
FARPost can confirm that the meeting with new owner, Masala Mulaudzi, current Chairman Alan Fainman and all the players, took place at Sturrock Park on Monday.
The players had reportedly threatened to go on a strike, few days before the resumption of the league, if their concerns were not addressed ASAP.
This publication spoke to three sources who were part of that meeting and confirmed that, amongst other things, the players wanted to know what will happen to their existing contracts when the season comes to an end.
“Everyone is concerned on what will happen at the end of the season? Where are we going to be receiving our salaries and what happens to the contracts? What happens to players whose contracts are ending now?” said an informant.
“The resolution was that there will be separate engagements between those that are still contracted and the new owners. It is not like the players are happy about the new arrangement but out of respect for their work they agreed to carry on and finish the league,” continued the source.
The players were in support of a strike as a sign of solidarity with those that might find it hard to find employment elsewhere.
“So the negotiations are going to start as soon as this week, on who is going to Limpopo or who is not. So those that don’t want to go also wanted to know if there will be settlements because everything has to be handled by the new owners.”
This publication also reached out to Mr. Masala Mulaudzi who was not available to issue a comment.
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