South Africa: D-Day for govt strike
Sep 01 2010 08:02 Sapa
Johannesburg – Public service trade unions were expected to accept or reject government’s latest wage offer on Wednesday, two weeks into a nationwide strike.
Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi reportedly told Business Day the government would have to borrow the money to pay for the increase which would add an extra R7bn to the current R297bn public service wage bill.
“Obviously, we will have to borrow the money. We dragged ourselves to this point,” he was quoted as saying.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was canvassing its 245 000 members and was expecting an answer by [continue reading]