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southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) has threatened to take the government to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) if it fails to implement an agreement to increase salaries on 1 April   

Denosa also issued a strong warning that the commitment levels nurses have shown since the outbreak of Covid-19 “will collapse” because of a lack of appreciation by the state.  On Friday, Denosa said nurses were willing to down tools if the government showed “disdain” to public servants by refusing to adjust their salaries.  Separately on Friday, the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) urged public servants to “prepare for a national shutdown of public facilities” if the government reneged on its wage agreement.  According to the existing public sector agreement signed in 2018, pay on 1 April should rise at consumer price index (CPI) plus 1% for the first eight grades of the bargaining unit; and at CPI plus 0.5% for the higher grades.  In addition, all employees should receive notch increases equal to about 1% of pay.  On Tuesday, public sector unions in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) emphatically rejected a plan by the state to renege on its pay agreement and freeze wages in the coming year.  The National Health, Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) indicated on Wednesday that it would embark on a national day of action on 30 March as a “warning shot” to the government to honour the last part of the three-year wage agreement.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Luyolo Mkentane at BusinessLive


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