- SASSA workers strike over being forced to use a system they have not been trained to use
- Nehawu leads the strike and says it's about workers as well as beneficiaries
- The strike is expected to affect new applicants the most
Several SASSA offices have been shut down by Nehawu because workers have allegedly not been trained to do what is expected of them.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union says SASSA did not train their workers to use the new fingerprint system.
The union leads a strike by SASSA workers that started on Wednesday morning.
Nehawu added that the strike is not only about the employees. It is also about the citizens who are affected by the flawed system.
EWN reported that Nehawu made it clear that the strike is about a combination of workers’ issues and beneficiaries.
However, SASSA released a statement that countered this accusation and said they have indeed trained their employees.
The Social Development Minister has called an urgent meeting between Nehawu and SASSA.
It is expected that those who are applying for grants to be affected the most by this strike.
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