Inside Labour | State should pay up and avoid a bitter strike season

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Cosatu and other unions embarked on a national strike to the Treasury’s offices in Pretoria to air their grievances. The protest related to corruption, the state of the nation and government failures Picture: Rosetta Msimango
Cosatu and other unions embarked on a national strike to the Treasury’s offices in Pretoria to air their grievances. The protest related to corruption, the state of the nation and government failures Picture: Rosetta Msimango

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They are supported by ratings agencies, the business establishment and their academic and media acolytes – and resisted fiercely by a united union movement. This week, for example, the North West University (NWU) Business School called for the “slashing” of public servant salaries. This salary bill, it claimed, is “one of the biggest threats to South Africa’s finances”.

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