Public Sector Strike

Public sector: Wage hikes put growth in jeopardy

Spending on current items such as public sector wages put at risk the roll-out of the government's infrastructure programme, economists have warned.

Will Sisulu stamp out union fires, or spark an inferno?

She's renowned as a union buster, but Lindiwe Sisulu must somehow keep state workers from embarking on a crippling strike, without budging on wages.

Battle looms over stand on public sector wages

Pravin Gordhan is standing firm on curbing hikes in public sector wages, raising the hackles of Cosatu, which is girding itself for war on the issue.

Numsa says no wage deal’s been struck

Numsa has denied it reached a wage deal with steel and engineering firms and says the strike has not been called off.

Botswana strike drags on

A Botswana union leader said on Friday that his arrest on assault charges was part of government attempts to end the civil service strike.

Chaos at Sadtu as Mantashe takes members to task

A teachers' union congress dissolved into near chaos on Thursday when ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe addressed delegates.

Wage demands help drive rand strength

Government borrowing to pay for public sector pay rises works against the very sector fuelling it, as the resulting strong rand undermines jobs.

Government ups wage offer

Government has increased its wage raise offer to public sector workers in a bid to end crippling strikes across the country.

Labour minister offers CCMA services

Membathisi Mdladlana offered the services of "the most senior commissioners of the CCMA" on Monday to help out in the public sector wage dispute.

Police and prison warders to join strike

About 145 000 police and traffic officers as well as prison warders will join the public sector wage strike on Saturday.

Minister: No cash for public servant raises

Government's capacity to afford increases for striking public servants is "exhausted", says Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi.

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