Minister to meet unions

2010-07-28 12:00

Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi was

scheduled to meet with union leaders this evening in an attempt to avert a

national strike.

Baloyi’s spokesperson Dumisani Nkwamba said: “He was in Kampala,

Uganda, and he is on his way back home. He is treating the situation as a matter

of urgency.

“He will meet with the leaders of the unions tonight and tomorrow

morning as part of an effort to avert a national strike.”

Nkwamba said government would table a revised offer at a meeting

scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon.

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union said today it would give

government another seven days to produce a better wage offer before teachers

started striking.

The state was offering a 6.5% increase and a housing subsidy of

R620 per month. The unions want 8.6% and a R1000 housing subsidy.

The Public Servants Association was already planning to go ahead

with a strike tomorrow by its 210 000 members.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions represents about 56% of the

unionised employees in the public service. Together with the Independent Labour

Caucus, that amounts to 1.3 million public service employees.

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