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labourcourtsNews24 reports that the Labour Court on Wednesday ordered that the SA Social Security Agency's (Sassa’s) bid to halt a strike by some of its employees be struck off the roll with costs.  

On Monday, Minister Susan Shabangu filed an urgent court interdict to halt the action, saying striking employees would disrupt the department's ability to administer the payment of grants.  The court directed the parties to initiate negotiations within seven days and ruled further that:  "The confirmation that the negotiations have started in earnest must be attested by the way of affidavit filed by the applicants with the registrar of this court on or before 12 July 2019."  The Public Servants Association (PSA) was also ordered to call off the strike.  The PSA’s Ivan Fredericks claimed that the court had ruled in their favour, adding that they were "forcing Sassa" to negotiate with workers.  "That's what we wanted and that is what we got."

  • Read this report by Iavan Pijoos in full at News24


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