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sassaTimeslive reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) says its members will continue to strike if the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) does not meet their demands.  

Sassa employees affiliated to the PSA embarked on a strike on Tuesday‚ demanding a 15% salary increase, a housing allowance of R2‚500, for married couples both employed by Sassa to each receive the increased housing allowance‚ for Sassa offices to be closed over Christmas and New Year‚ and for a minimum of three days’ special leave for religious activities for non-Christian employees.  On Tuesday‚ Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu approached the Labour Court in a bid to stop the strike by Sassa employees on the basis that they delivered an essential service.  However‚ PSA spokesperson Tahir Mayepa denied this, saying:  "The minister has to prove that our members are responsible for the payment of social grants because it is not true."  The court application was postponed for the minister to file more documents as requested by the court and was set to resume on Wednesday.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive
  • Read too, PSA says members not responsible for grant payment issues, at EWN
  • And also, Court bid to stop strike by Sassa employees postponed, at EWN
  • As well as, Grants will be paid, says Sassa, as it tries to stop workers’ strike, at City Press

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