South Africa: No end in sight to govt strike

source: Fin24
20 minutes ago Sapa

Johannesburg – Housing and protection against salary deductions and disciplinary action remain the main sticking points as the public sector strikes entered its fifteenth day.

A “flawed process” of communication has also been blamed for the rejection of government’s latest pay offer.

Union members have shunned the state’s wage offer without knowing its details, an official said on Wednesday.

“(Minister of Public Service and Administration Richard Baloyi) started communicating the offer to public before we even went to our members,” National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) spokesperson Sizwe Phamla told Sapa.

Cosatu leaders, he said, should not have gone to media and discuss the offer as “they would have never been given enough time to explain the entire thing”.

The union had received cellphone text messages from its [continue reading]

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