South Africa: Govt, Unions to Return to Bargaining Chamber
30 August 2010
Pretoria — Government has responded to President Jacob Zuma’s directive to hold urgent talks with union leaders to find a solution that will bring an end to the public service strike.
This follows a meeting between Zuma and ministers at the weekend.
Government said in a statement that Minister of Public Service and Administration Richard Baloyi had been consulting with union leaders with a view to finding a settlement.
“Government is committed to finding a solution that is acceptable to all the parties. Such a solution will be tabled at the Public Sector Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) for approval.
“Government will make every possible endeavour to ensure that a settlement is reached as early as this evening so that all public servants can return to work. We remain optimistic that [continue reading]