Cosatu: We will collapse the public service if wages are frozen

2020-02-26 12:28

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has threatened to strike and "collapse" the public service if government does not honour the current public service wage agreement, Cosatu national spokesperson Sizwe Pamla told Fin24 on Wednesday.

Cosatu battles declines

2018-09-16 06:30

Financial woes and fights for access to resources are some of the reasons unions are losing members.

PSA cancels 'day of rage' but vows to continue fight for 'financial emancipation'

2018-06-08 18:09

The Public Servants Association says it has cancelled its ‘day of rage’ in support of salary demands, after the majority of unions signed a wage agreement for public servants it is not party to.

PSA vows to take on Cosatu's 'toxic majority' in the public sector

2018-06-06 15:40

The trade union says its fresh round of public protest and strike action is partly aimed at taking on what it calls Cosatu's 'toxic majority' among public servants.

Dlodlo a no show at wage briefing, govt still getting union signatures

2018-05-21 12:57

While the department of public service and administration has said that unions have “in principle” agreed to the public sector wage agreement, at least one union says it is not backing the offer.

Public sector wage strike puts Ramaphosa in a bind

2018-04-24 21:49

A standoff between government and unions representing its 1.3 million workers over pay puts President Cyril Ramaphosa in a jam.

SA's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

2017-12-14 07:20

The Steinhoff scandal would do South Africa a huge service if it made the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race, says Steven Friedman.

Gigaba and Matjila promise PIC funds are safe

2017-09-26 22:00

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba says reports that Treasury wants to use funds of the Public Investment Corporation to bail out state-owned companies are untrue.

Inside Labour: A looming winter of discontent

2017-06-23 05:00

Public sector unions across the labour spectrum are preparing for pay and benefits talks as at least 10% of the 1.3 million designated public sector jobs remain vacant, says Terry Bell.

Wage agreement eats into provincial budgets

2015-10-21 15:20

Provinces will have to seek further cost efficiencies to maintain service levels to accommodate public sector wage increases, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.


Problem not public servants, but corruption - trade unions

2018-10-31 16:22

Trade unions have shared with MPs their stance on the public sector wage bill, which they believe is adequate at 35% of government expenditure.

'Expensive disaster' - Business body slams scrapping of CT Foreshore development plan

2018-07-19 06:15

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is concerned about the impact of the City of Cape Town's decision to cancel its request for proposals for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.

Public sector wage deal inches closer as more unions sign

2018-06-07 12:53

The public sector wage agreement is close to being a done deal, with 48% of workers represented by trade unions at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) supporting the offer.

ROUNDUP: Where to next for public sector wage deal?

2018-05-22 17:56

After seven months of negotiations, public sector unions and government have yet to sign a wage deal. Fin24 takes a look at where the deal stands for the main parties.

PSA not budging as government, unions agree to above-inflation wage hikes

2018-05-19 07:03

An agreement was finally reached in the protracted public sector wage negotiations but at least one union, the Public Servants Association will not sign it.

Conflicting positions as govt, unions still have no wage deal

2018-04-06 11:16

The Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council says trade unions and government are close to reaching a wage deal, but labour representatives insist they’re edging closer to a strike.

SA pay dilemma means bigger budget gap or union wrath

2017-11-07 08:41

South Africa faces a stark choice: risk strikes by as many as 1.3 million government workers or meet their pay demands and jeopardize its credit rating.

Unions vow to protect workers' pensions as Gigaba meets PIC board

2017-09-26 14:00

The labour movement says it will keep an eagle eye on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's meeting with the Public Investment Corporation board to to safeguard workers' pension funds.

Eradicating the scourge of corruption

2017-05-17 09:47

In South Africa, corruption poses a massive challenge. How can we tackle this problem?

Cosatu signs controversial new govt wage deal

2015-06-26 09:16

Unions which represent 52% of public sector employees have signed a new wage deal restoring a 7% hike and pegging future increases to Treasury inflation estimates.

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