SARS workers down tools for better pay during tax season


(Picture: City of Tshwane)

There could be disruptions to the Revenue Services (SARS) tax collection as workers are set to down tools.

Public servant unions Nehawu and PSA indicate that the strike will resume as of today as wage talks last month failed. Unions have rejected a proposed wage increase of 1.3%.

In May SARS said that it cannot afford a CPI plus seven percent increase. But the PSA has now cited the recent strike at Eskom and the plunging of South Africa into Stage 6 load shedding saying workers there still secured a seven percent wage increase across the board.

SARS managed to halt industrial action in May when it offered to channel funds from its savings in 2021 towards staff salaries.


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