SASSA STRIKE TEMPORARILY CALLED OFF

Bright Ntuli

The strike by Public Servants Association members at Social Security Agency Sassa has bee temporarily called off following a constructive consultation with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu. 

Union members embarked on the protected strike yesterday after salary negotiations with the agency failed. 

The members are demanding a 15 percent salary increase, while the employer is only offering 7 percent.

According to media reports a follow-up meeting has been scheduled for Thursday after Shabangu requested time to consult with relevant stakeholders.

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