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psaBusinessLive reports that the 230,000 strong Public Servants Association (PSA) is set to down tools on 11 June, after its members rejected a wage deal offered by the government.  

PSA General Manager Ivan Fredericks confirmed on Monday that the union had notified the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) as well as the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) of its intention to strike indefinitely pending further talks with the government.  The offer from the government includes wage increases of 6% to 7% for 2018 and consumer price index plus 1% for successive years.  However, it still does not enjoy majority support from unions.  Thus far, the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has agreed to the proposed deal, but its 20% representation, combined with that of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru), is short of the 50% + 1 threshold.  Workers are demanding increases of 10%-12%.  At present, no talks are under way.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, PSA set to strike as public service wage talks deadlock, at Fin24

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