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sassaEWN reports that according to the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), a strike by workers affiliated to the Public Servants Association (PSA) will not affect the payment of social grants.  

The PSA on Friday cancelled its so-called Day of Rage due to take place on Monday after a majority of unions at the Public Sector Co-ordinating Bargaining Council accepted government’s wage officer.  However, the association’s members in Sassa have gone on strike because it does not regard the agency to fall under the bargaining council.  The agency’s Paseka Letsatsi indicated that they would be meeting with the union and the Social Development Minister on Monday.  "From where we stand as an organisation, both the South African Social Security Agency and the PSA will be able to find each other because we think some of these issues can be resolved.  We can safely say the strike has not affected the payment of grants."

  • This short report by Barry Bateman is at EWN
  • See too, Sassa workers strike for better pay, at Cape Argus

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