Durban - The Public Servants Association (PSA) said late on Thursday night that a strike by majority PSA affiliated members at the country's tax collector was legal and would continue.
PSA and Nehawu members employed by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) started striking early in the day at dozens of Sars branches countrywide, demanding higher salaries.
In a media statement issued earlier on Thursday night, Sars said it had been granted an interdict against striking workers, who were only legally allowed to picket outside the Sars national headquarters and Alberton Campus.
"The PSA as the union representing the majority of Sars employees, has questioned the need by the Sars to approach the courts for an interdict dealing with compliance with picketing rules," said PSA via an emailed statement.
It said the union embarked on the legal strike in support of salary demands made by members. Parties agreed on picketing rules during the facilitation process by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), said the statement.