Govt waits on public servants’ wage decision

Public-service unions will announce on Tuesday if a revised wage offer from the government has been accepted, an official said.

“They are coming back with their decision today [Tuesday],” said Public Service and Administration Department spokesperson Dumisani Nkwamba.

“The unions will formally report to the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council [PSCBC] whether they accept or not.”

The meeting will take place in Centurion, Pretoria, on Tuesday afternoon.

The government last week increased its housing allowance offer to public servants from R630 to R700 per month.

However, it did not improve on its 7% salary increase offer.

The unions are demanding an 8,6% salary increase backdated to April and a R1 000 housing allowance.

Beeld reported on Tuesday that several schools in the Vaal Triangle in Gauteng were disrupted on Monday by teachers who had embarked on an illegal strike. — Sapa

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