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SARSIOL reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has given the SA Revenue Service (Sars) notice of its intention to go on strike after receiving a certificate of non-resolution of their mutual dispute from the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

According to the PSA, the strike notice followed the failed wage negotiations in which the parties deadlocked and could not conclude the wage agreement for 2022/2023. “The employer maintained the offer of 0% salary increase throughout the process which was obviously not accepted by labour as the price for basic services, food, fuel and electricity are continuously increasing and thus have a bearing on the affordability for the employees,” the union indicated on Thursday. In a message to its members, the PSA urged them to prepare for the strike action in pursuit of their interests and rights, as Sars was “demonstrating a non-caring and arrogant attitude”. The PSA also called on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to intervene and ensure the impasse was resolved, lest Sars be shut down and the public not receive any services. ”Provincial offices are finalising the approval from affected municipalities in order to have pickets and marches on the identified dates. Members can contact their shop stewards and PSA provincial offices for full details on where the picketing and marches will take place,” the union said.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Loyiso Sidimba at IOL

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