Unions representing public service staff have handed over a memorandum of calls for to the performing Public Service and Administration Minister Thulas Nxesi exterior the workplace of the Nationwide Treasury in Pretoria.
The calls for embrace a ten% wage enhance, the everlasting filling of all vacant posts and the insourcing of all outsourced companies amongst others.
Unions have given government seven days to respond to their calls for, failing which staff will embark on an indefinite strike.
President of DENOSA, Simon Hlungani says, “As a result of we have already got a certificates to strike, we are going to paint the town of Johannesburg crimson and the town of Tshwane crimson like this on a regular basis in the event that they don’t. House Affairs will likely be closed, Nationwide Treasury will likely be closed, DPSA will likely be closed, now I’m telling him, even the hospitals will likely be closed, police stations will likely be closed.”
In the meantime, numerous marches in help of the strike motion by public service staff have been held in quite a lot of provinces throughout the nation.
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Earlier, unions accused the federal government of unilaterally implementing a 3% wage hike.
FEDUSA provincial chairperson Johnny Nwaila says, “If you implement 3%, you might be undermining the bargaining, as a result of authorities is main, if it’s taking place within the authorities what concerning the non-public sector? The non-public sector will comply with go well with, and we simply gonna be undermining the bargaining as a complete. We’re right here to help the general public servants – to make it possible for they return to the Bargaining Council.”
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