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GEPFBusinessLive reports that employees at the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) have postponed their strike by a week to allow enough days for a notice to be served on the employer.  

The workers, who administer the payment of government pensions, had planned to down tools on Tuesday.  The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said the strike related to the GPAA’s failure to implement a settlement agreement entered into in 2017.  In terms of the agreement, the agency had committed to absorbing contract workers into the GPAA’s permanent workforce.  Other unmet demands include the correction of irregular appointments, the payment of bonuses and equal implementation of disciplinary measures irrespective of positions.  The proposed strike will disrupt pension payments and could affect 400,000 pensioners and beneficiaries relying on monthly pensions for income.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive

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