Nehawu says it's going ahead with Sassa strike

Trade union Nehawu say is strike is going ahead as planned.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union’s planned national shut down of all Sassa offices seems to have had little impact.

The union announced earlier this week that its members would stop all operations at SASSA offices nationwide.

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They accuse the social services agency of forcing workers to operate a biometrics system they have not be trained to use but Sassa disputes this and said staff were properly trained and that the system is not new.

Members said the biometric enrolment of beneficiaries is a new function that they should be paid extra for.

Nehawu General-Secretary Zola Saphetha has more in the video above.