Durban - As social grant recipients waited outside the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) district office in Durban on Tuesday, Sassa employees abandoned their work stations and protested outside over poor working conditions and unsettled wage negotiations.
The disgruntled workers at the district office at Durban's Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (formerly NMR Avenue) vowed not to return to work until their grievances were dealt with.
They are aggrieved over an unsettled wage and working conditions dispute with the Department for Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and Sassa.
The strike by Sassa employees has been going on periodically at different branches in the country since last week after the Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) served both the DPSA and Sassa officials with strike notices.
Arnold Rajbal, PSA branch shop steward said workers were not happy that their demands have not yet been met.