South Africa: Govt attempts to blunt strike`s effect
Johannesburg – National and provincial governments across the country worked to blunt the effect of a public workers strike in the health and education sectors on Monday.
The strike was being waged by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), the Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA, the Public Servants Association, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA and the SA Democratic Teacher’s Union (Sadtu).
They were demanding an 8.6% increase with a R1 000 housing allowance. Government has maintained that it could afford nothing higher than a 7% increase with a [continue reading]