Labour unions have threatened to embark on a mass industrial action as the impasse around government wage negotiations continue.
According to statements, the government is remaining steadfast in its decision to introduce a salary freeze for South Africa’s 1.3 million public workers during the 2021/22 financial year.
In response to their decision, unions have threatened to take industrial action that would see key public servants such as doctors and nurses go on a strike.
Finance minister, Tito Mboweni’s budget that was published in February, assume an effective nominal public sector wage freeze over the next three years.
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