South Africa: Unions sign wage deal

source: IOL
October 19 2010 at 11:55pm

Johannesburg – Public sector unions have accepted government’s wage offer, the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) confirmed on Tuesday evening.

“An agreement has been signed… We have accepted the government’s wage offer,” Sadtu spokesperson Mugwena Maluleke told Sapa.

He said the government had agreed to increase public workers’ salaries by 7.5 percent, backdated to July 1.

Other features of the agreement include an R800 housing allowance, also backdated to July 1.

“We are still going to go through the process on a few things… Like medical aid which will hopefully be negotiated and implemented by [continue reading]

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