How Muthambi cooked public sector wage on the eve of Zuma’s resignation

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Former Minister of Public Service and Administration, Faith Muthambi. Picture: Supplied
Former Minister of Public Service and Administration, Faith Muthambi. Picture: Supplied

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This meeting, according to court papers and well-placed individuals, was the source of the “drastically” inflated 2018 wage offer that is draining government’s coffers and is at the centre of a bitter dispute between the state and public sector trade unions.

Details have emerged of the alleged “unmandated meeting” on January 25 2018, which resulted in a “revised” and inflated three-year wage offer that did not “stay within the mandated compensation envelope” tabled by National Treasury in its 2017/18 medium-term budget policy statement.

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