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fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has warned government not to unilaterally implement the public sector wage agreement, but to rather seek to find an inclusive approach to conclude the wage negotiations.  

Fedusa noted that government had tabled its final offer in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) for 2018 (backdated to 1 April), for 2019, and for 2020.  For 2018, it was offering a 7% for salary levels one to seven; 6.5% for levels eight to 10; and 6% for salary levels 11 to 12.  For both 2019 and 2020, it was offering projected inflation (CPI) plus 1% for levels one to seven; CPI plus 0.5% for levels eight to 10; and projected CPI for salary levels 11 to 12.  Fedusa general secretary Dennis George said on Sunday:  “It is [important] to note that the three-year agreement would bind public servants for the period and for this reason it is important for workers in the public sector to carefully consider the final offer of the employer.”  He said it would be unreasonable for government to “steamroll” the agreement through the PSCBC.  “Fedusa warns government not to unilaterally implement the wage agreement but rather seek to find an inclusive approach to conclude the wage negotiations,” George said.


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