Public wage deal 'not perfect', but helps workers during a difficult time - unionist

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Naptosa's Basil Manuel (left).
Naptosa's Basil Manuel (left).
Deaan Vivier

The public service wage offer signed by all Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) affiliates is far from ideal, but leaves public servants on a better footing, says Basil Manuel, executive director of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa).

According to Manuel, unions have also not given up on pushing for a better offer at a later stage.

Manuel was talking to reporters during a briefing by Fedusa affiliates at the offices of the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) on Tuesday afternoon, after all Fedusa affiliates signed the latest wage offer from government.

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