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sassaEWN reports that wage negotiations between the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and employees represented by the Public Servants Association (PSA) were expected to start on Wednesday.  

This would be a day before a court requested progress on the talks.  Last week, the Labour Court struck off the roll an application by Sassa aimed at interdicting the strike and ordered all parties involved to begin negotiations within seven days.  The PSA's Tahir Maepa said that while they welcomed Sassa finally starting negotiations, they were worried about having enough time to discuss all their issues.  Maepa said that the union would be demanding a wage hike of between 13% and 15%, as well as increases in the medical subsidy and the housing allowance.

  • Read this report by Thando Kubheka in full at EWN

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