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PSCBCBusinessLive reports that public sector unions have tabled a consolidated list of demands, including general salary increases of 10% to 12% depending on level, with the Public Sector Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).  

The unions called for the abolition of levels 1, 2 and 3 as those workers earned "slave wages".  They have proposed that levels 4 to 7 get the highest increase of 12%, while levels 8 to 10 would receive 11% and levels 11 and 12 would get 10%.  One of the demands on the list is for a R2,500 housing allowance increase and for the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to invest in the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS).  The government is expected to deliver its feedback by tabling an official offer to unions on Friday.  While labour has already expressed anxiety about the 2017 negotiations because of the uncertain economic and political outlook, Public Service and Administration Minister, Faith Muthambi, said in September that she aimed to have a dispute-free negotiations season  She will apparently deploy the most senior staff from her office to the talks and ensure they have a mandate.

  • Read this informative report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive

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