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MBABANE - SRAWU leadership Facebook comments have infuriated the management of the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA). 
SRAWU is an acronym for Swaziland Revenue Authority Workers Union.

The SRA management is not taking lightly Facebook status updates allegedly by the union leadership which were posted five months ago.

Secretary General Moses Masilela allegedly made public statements on the salary negotiations to the effect that the workers demands should be met or nobody should pay tax. 

These were comments made while the union was still at the negotiation table which later reached a deadlock and employees took to the streets on December 12, 2017 to date.

The employees are demanding a 6.5 per cent cost of living adjustment and have vowed they would not be going back to work unless management bows to their demands.

Recently, a few employees abandoned the strike action to go back to work. This follows, a ‘no work, no pay’ decision to be effected by the company which is going to bite hard in the pockets of the striking employees.  One of the status updates allegedly posted by Masilela dated June 29, 2017 said; “novice my team might be when it comes to salary negotiations, but I like the fact that management came to the negotiation table with an Imbokodvo style of doing things; by the way I’m an opposition to that nonsense. Very soon we will be saying ‘Nobody In, No Body Out’ Viva SRAWU VIVA. All power to the people...It’s the workers’ demands or nobody pays tax....PERIOD (sic). When reached for comment, SRAWU Deputy Secretary General Trevor Mabuza said the status had nothing to do with the ongoing strike action. Mabuza said it was an outdated status which was posted in June. Director Communications at SRA Vusi Dlamini said it was important to firstly appreciate that the organisation was a state-owned entity and that their operation and behaviour as an establishment and individual employees must always be in line with government ethos.

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