There is still no agreement reached over wage increase for Sassa employees who are represented by Public Servants Association (PSA).
Sassa employees say they will continue picketing outside its offices until their demands are met.
General Manager at PSA Tahir Moepa says they haven't even started negotiating with the management of Sassa, which means the management doesn't see the urgency in resolving the matter.
Our dispute with Sassa is not even about salaries, its about their refusal to bargain...— Tahir Moepa, General Manager at Public Servants Association
We had meetings with the minister before and promises were made and none on those promises were met.— Tahir Moepa, General Manager at Public Servants Association
Moepa says they handed over a memorandum of demands to Sassa management on Thursday requesting that they put together a bargaining forum so that they can start with the negotiations.
Sassa employees are protesting during lunch time to avoid disruption of services, says Moepa.
We are trying our level best that we don't impact the poorest of the poor. As we know that Sassa services the poorest of the poor. We are trying our best to have minimal disruptions.— Tahir Moepa, General Manager at Public Servants Association
Unfortunately our members are getting impatient... unfortunately, come the seventh day and we are not getting any feed back we are going lose the moral high-ground that we always tried to uphold.— Tahir Moepa, General Manager at Public Servants Association
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : PSA members losing patience as Sassa doesn't respond to demands