Inside Labour | The myth of the patriotic front

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The combined civil service unions, including members of ANC-allied Cosatu, will challenge government in court on December 2 over their unpaid pay increase. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
The combined civil service unions, including members of ANC-allied Cosatu, will challenge government in court on December 2 over their unpaid pay increase. Picture: Rosetta Msimango

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Government’s claim to have united labour, business and organised civil society behind its “new plan” to reverse economic decline has triggered considerable – and justified – cynicism in much of the trade union movement.

Civil service unions, denied their agreed to and budgeted for pay rises, are especially aggrieved.

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