Mboweni faces battle with trade unions as he stands firm on plans to cut wage bill

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni seems headed for another major clash with South Africa’s trade unions as he stands firm on plans to cut the public sector wage bill when he tables his emergency budget on Wednesday. Picture: waldo swiegers / getty images
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni seems headed for another major clash with South Africa’s trade unions as he stands firm on plans to cut the public sector wage bill when he tables his emergency budget on Wednesday. Picture: waldo swiegers / getty images

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni seems headed for another major clash with South Africa’s trade unions as he stands firm on plans to cut the public sector wage bill when he tables his emergency budget on Wednesday.

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