Workers march on Sassa headquarters

The Public Service Association (PSA) have called on members to shut down operations at all Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices.

Workers marched on the agency's headquarters in Pretoria on Monday amid a prolonged deadlock in wage negotiations.

They are demanding a salary increase of between 13 and 15% and improvements to their working conditions.

Eyewitness News reporter Thando Khubeka has been following the story.

They gave Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu a week to give them a reply on those demands and of course she hasn't, which is what prompted today's strike. These talks started in February already and beared no fruit.

Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter

Workers say they are tired and frustrated, they have been waiting too long.

Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter

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