Sars tables revised final offer of R500m to unions
The package is a shift in stance for SA Revenue Service as it tries to avoid a strike this week
The SA Revenue Service (Sars), one of the government agencies in the middle of recovering from the state capture project, has offered R500m in pay increases and one-off bonuses as it seeks to avert a work stoppage that could affect tax collection.
In a confidential document addressed to the Public Servants Association (PSA) and National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and dated May 22 — which required a password to open and which Business Day has seen — Sars offered the unions R70m to fund salary increases. It said R430m will be doled out as a one-off gratuity payment for the 2021/ 2022 fiscal year...