Strike looms as civil servants reject government’s wage offer
13 October 2010
The majority of public servants’ unions have not accepted government’s current wage offer.
The Independent Labour Caucus met with unions affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions yesterday to discuss the wage deal.
Government had given unions 21 working days to accept or reject the offer of a seven-point-five-percent wage increase and an 800-Rands housing allowance.
Yesterday was the d-day for unions to make their decisions. Unions will go back to their members who will decide on further action.
Should unions choose to embark on a nationwide strike public schools; clinics and government offices will be disrupted.