Strike at SA Revenue Service imminent – union

Picture: Moneyweb

Picture: Moneyweb

The union is demanding an 11.4% salary increase, a single-term agreement, and pay progression, among others.

The majority union at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Friday said its members would down tools next week Thursday if their wage demands were not met.

In a statement, the Public Servants Association (PSA) said it had issued Sars with a notice to embark on strike action after wage negotiations collapsed.

The union, which represents almost half of the workforce at Sars, is demanding an 11.4% salary increase, a single-term agreement and pay progression, among others.

PSA general manager Ivan Fredericks said: “The strike action is as a result of prolonged wage negotiations between parties, that unfortunately could not be resolved, despite the intervention by the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

“The negotiations started in November 2018 and parties could not reach an agreement for the past four months. The PSA submitted an internal dispute to resolve the matter without any success. As a result, the PSA had no option but to declare a dispute to the CCMA. A certificate of non-resolution was subsequently issued after the conciliation failed.”

– African News Agency

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