SRA ju­nior work­ers find back­log

… fear this could neg­a­tively im­pact SACU re­ceipt

Sunday Observer - - NEWS -

True to their fears, SRA ju­nior em­ploy­ees are cur­rently try­ing to rec­on­cile work which they left hang­ing in De­cem­ber when they en­gaged in the pro­tracted strike.

This was con­firmed by sev­eral em­ploy­ees, es­pe­cially those from VAT re­fund, who said they were hard at work try­ing to en­sure that all re­funds were made out to de­serv­ing im­porters.

Re­veal­ing some of the back­log, they said ,“The VRA/Seku­l­ula VAT where you fill up the form and leave your re­ceipts at the bor­der with­out pay­ing so that SRA can claim your Vat from their coun­ter­parts from South Africa (South African Rev­enue Ser­vice) were not filled prop­erly.”


They al­leged that they feared this could af­fect the cur­rent quar­ter’s South­ern African Cus­toms Union ( SACU) re­ceipts.

They al­leged that ve­hi­cle val­u­a­tions were ei­ther not done or cars were un­der-val­ued and this could af­fect rev­enue col­lected in the long run.

“We have to work over­time whereas there are peo­ple who have been given bonuses for do­ing our work,” they said adding that this was serv­ing as a de­ter­rent to some of them from en­gag­ing in union protests in fu­ture.

“This has di­vided us, mainly be­cause we did not get what we were fight­ing for,” they said.

They fur­ther de­cried the fact that they were do­ing work which should have been done dur­ing the strike, a pe­riod they were not paid.

The em­ploy­ees re­vealed fears of back­log prior to the end of the strike af­ter their Com­mis­sioner GEn­eral, Dumisani Masilela, re­port­edly com­mended work­ers who col­lected E1­bil­lion dur­ing the strike.


The strik­ing work­ers, who were speak­ing out prior to the agree­ment by man­age­ment and union to avoid speak­ing to the me­dia, had re­vealed that they fore­saw a sit­u­a­tion where they would have to do the work on re­turn.

SRA Boss Dumisani Masilela.

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