D-day today for govt

2010-10-13 00:00

THE government will issue a statement this morning about the way forward following the crippling public sector strike.

The government may unilaterally implement its final wage and housing allowance offer, although this depends on whether it secures a 50,1% majority.

The 21-working day deadline for unions to sign the wage deal came to an end last night.

The government signed the agreement on September 13.

Several unions said they would not sign it, while the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has indicated that it would sign.

A spokesperson for the Public Service and Administration Department, Lebohang Mafokosi, told The Witness yesterday that they were waiting for the deadline to pass before issuing a statement on the matter.

Teachers’ union Sadtu and the Public Servants’ Association said earlier this week that although they have rejected the offer, they would not embark on further strike action.


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