I can well understand your sentiments at this time and I am certain that there must be other readers of the Women24 Careers website who find themselves in the same situation.
The first issue that I feel some attention is the fact of your employment contract. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (a copy of which should be displayed somewhere in your workplace) states very clearly that every employee should receive a contract/letter of appointment which sets out all the terms and conditions of your employment – and this would apply equally whether you are a permanent or contract/temporary employee.
The question of salary is always contentious. Organisations will determine the salary in terms of the qualification, and experience of an employee and will, in some cases, adjust the overall package as further duties and responsibilities are added to the job description of the employee.
Having said all of that, I feel that you should approach your manager or the HR department and have a discussion with him/her/them about your situation. I am certain that their response will be that they have just adjusted your salary by 50% and that they wish you to gain further experience and experience in your new position.
You should then request that they should then review your salary in a few months and after you have had an opportunity of proving yourself, especially in the light of the fact that you are attending to a wide range of aspects within the organisation.
As I noted above, the question of your contract is more important and here I think that you should enquire from your manager and/or the HR department about this issue, especially as you have been with the organisation for ten months. You can advise them that you have been a hard-working and dedicated employee and that you feel that you have proved yourself sufficiently to be offered the opportunity of a permanent position.
Please do submit another question to the website if you require any further advice or assistance – and good luck with your future endeavours.