SARS strike

The shop steward for National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), Thulani Lamati.

South African Revenue Service (SARS) staff embarked on a strike on Thursday March 28 in the city centre. The shop steward for the National Education, Health Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), Thulani Lamati, said organised labour was striking for increased wages. “The employer never gave us a substantial annual increase for several years. They always gave us 4 or 5 percent. We want to send them a message. We want a double digit increase and growth in the workplace. Some people are in the same position for five years. We are collecting revenue of the country, so we want to be treated better.” An agreement has since been reached between the employer and employee. Workers have returned to work.