The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is angered by the delay tactics of the South African Revenue Services [SARS] in implementing the final year of a wage agreement signed in 2019.
The national union approached the Pretoria High Court to enforce SARS to implement the signed wage agreement, this is after SARS reneged on the implementation of the last leg of the agreement which refers to year 2021/2022 which was due as of 1 April 2021.
The matter is currently at Pretoria High Court where all papers have been filed inclusive of the heads of argument. The High Court provided the 25th July 2022 as a set down date with our legal team ready for the date.
We are disappointed to realise that SARS’s counsel is unavailable on the said date, it is more saddening to further discover that SARS is confirming that their counsel is unavailable until October 2022.
We deem this to be a travesty of justice, which during this tough economic times workers cannot enforce a wage agreement which the very same employer refuses to implement.
Lastly, as NEHAWU, we call on SARS to stop its delay tactics and implement the outstanding last leg of the signed wage agreement for workers.
Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat
Zola Saphetha (General Secretary) at 082 558 5968; December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969; Lwazi Nkolonzi (NEHAWU National Spokesperson) at 081 558 2335