January 28, 2021

SARS employees are on strike

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By Thabiso M


South African Revenue Service (SARS) workers has gone on strike for higher wagers, Confirmed The National Education Health and Allied WorkerS’ Union (NEHAWU)

Thousands of workers affiliated to Nehawu and the Public Servants Association (PSA) are demanding an 11.5 percent increase, while Sars is offering seven percent.


The strike followsafter the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new Sars commissioner.
Nehawu spokesperson Khaya Xaba said workers would not back down on their demands.

“I can confirm that Sars is 100 percent shut down because workers want an 11.5 percent increase, not the seven percent slave wages. The strike is on and will go on until Sars management meets our demands,” Xaba said.

“All our members and those of the PSA are part of the strike. There is no planned meeting with Sars today but if they want to meet we are always available.”

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