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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.
Financial woes and fights for access to resources are some of the reasons unions are losing members.
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.
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.
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.
A standoff between government and unions representing its 1.3 million workers over pay puts President Cyril Ramaphosa in a jam.
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.
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.
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.
Provinces will have to seek further cost efficiencies to maintain service levels to accommodate public sector wage increases, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Trade unions have shared with MPs their stance on the public sector wage bill, which they believe is adequate at 35% of government expenditure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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