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Cosatu rejects wage offer, state refuses to budge

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Public sector trade unions and government locked in war of wills, stalling salary talks. . Photo: Getty Images
Public sector trade unions and government locked in war of wills, stalling salary talks. . Photo: Getty Images

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Cosatu-affiliated public sector unions have rejected government’s proposed wage offer and instead put forward a demand for a R1 500 monthly gratuity and a 2% salary adjustment.

The updated demands will increase government’s “fiscally neutral” offer of R14.4 billion to R22.4 billion, breaching its fiscal ceiling.

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