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southafricalogoFin24 reports that the week before last, the government tabled an offer of a 1.5% pensionable salary increase with a lump sum gratuity payable on a monthly basis ranging from R1,200 to R1,600 to public sector workers.

The South African Democratic Teachers' Union and National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA have accepted the offer. The Police and Prison Civil Rights Union and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union have rejected the offer, while others are still canvassing for a mandate. Unions have been given 21 days from the formal tabling of the revised offer to consult with their membership and get a mandate to either accept or reject it. If the majority of unions do not accept the offer, it will be off the table and one of the parties involved will have to request that it be resubmitted to the table for further negotiation, or request more time to get a mandate.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Khulekani Magubane at Fin24

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