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PSCBCFin24 reports that the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) was due on Monday morning to present the public sector wage agreement to trade unions and government to be signed.  

This was notwithstanding the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) calling for a postponement so that there could be for more time for consultation with members.  Fedusa’s affiliate, the Public Servants Association (PSA), is the only union which has not agreed to the three-year, above-inflation wage deal.  All seven affiliates of labour federation Cosatu were ready on Monday to sign the agreement after the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) consulted with its members over the weekend.  The PSCBC’s general secretary Frikkie de Bruin confirmed that the signing of the deal would go ahead on Monday, with the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, set to attend.  De Bruin said that unions which did not sign on Monday would have 21 days to do so.  The three-year wage deal will see 7% increases for junior employees for 2018/2019, backdated to 1 April.  Mid-level employees will receive 6.5% increases and senior staff will get raises of 6%.  The increases for the second and third years of the wage agreement will be on an inflation-linked sliding scale.

  • Read this report by Tehillah Niselow in full at Fin24

Read too, SA government agrees modest wage deal with state workers, at EWN

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