Unions reject Sars 1.3% wage increase


[Picture: Marecia Damons]

Several South African Revenue Services (Sars) branches will remain closed due to a nationwide wage strike.

Workers affiliated with the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association (PSA) have downed their tools following wage negotiations reaching a deadlock.

Unions are calling for a 13 percent wage increase, citing the high cost of living in South Africa.

However, Sars is only willing to offer a 1.3 percent increase plus some gratuity.

Meanwhile, the PSA’s Reuben Maleka says both Nehawu and the PSA has rejected Sars proposal.


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