Workers end Sassa strike
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) yesterday signed the settlement agreement with the minister of social development and the management of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to officially suspend its workers’ strike at the grants agency after the parties agreed to work on a solution to end the conflict.
This comes after Nehawu said it would end a strike at the national social grants agency on Monday after the department of social development agreed to suspend the rolling out of a contentious biometric system pending further tests.
Zola Saphetha, Nehawu general secretary, said the union has visited all workplaces to report to members on the draft settlement agreement and used that to get a mandate for signing and demobilising. – ANA