Pretoria - The strike by the South African Revenue Services (Sars) workers is over.
This after the Public Servants Association (PSA), the majority union at Sars, on Monday reached a wage agreement following lengthy and after-hour negotiations, picketing and demonstrations by employees.
Last week, at least 9 000 workers at Sars embarked on a legal strike, demanding 11.4 percent salary increases while Sars was only prepared to pay seven percent. The strike crippled Sars services as the revenue collector had to close down 33 of its 53 branches across the country.
Ivan Fredericks, PSA general manager, said that the wage agreement will see Sars employees receiving a salary increase of eight percent, effective from 1 April 2019.
"This is more than the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) and is a victory for Sars employees," Fredericks said.