SARS says contingency plans in place ahead of strike

The threat of a strike at the South African Revenue Service is gaining momentum. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The threat of a strike at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is gaining momentum.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union is the latest union to announce that it will also take part in the strike on Thursday.

The union says a meeting with SARS to try and find common ground, ended in deadlock once again, while the Public Servants Association threatened the strike last week.

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SARS spokesperson Takalani Musekwa said contingency plans are in place ahead of the strike.

"We have contingency plans in place, some of our leaders have been deployed to various branches to ensure that services do not deteriorate", said Musekwa.

Musekwa has advised customers to make use of electronic services during the strike.

"Mainly our customer facing areas that is the branches and the ports of entry and the contact center for those who want to call in, so that's where the big impact will be."

"So we advise where taxpayers are able to access our services through our e-channels", adds Musekwa.

Source
eNCA

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