Govt ups wage offer: Report

By Drum Digital
27 June 2012

The government has increased its salary offer to public servants, according to a report on Wednesday.

Independent Labour Caucus spokesman Chris Kloppers told The New Age that the general pay offer had been upped from 6.5 percent to 6.7 percent.

"We would need to take the new offer back to our members," Kloppers said.

Public servants had dropped their demand from 10 percent to 7.5 percent, he said.

Public service and administration spokesman Ndivhuwo Mabaya declined to confirm this to The New Age.

The talks deadlocked in May, but newly-appointed Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu tried to revive them in June.

The new talks deadlocked mid-month when the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC), representing 11 unions, declared a wage dispute.

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