Media release

President's call produces a draft settlement offer at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)

31 August 2010

31 August 2010

Pretoria – The process of consultation with the leadership of Trade Union Federations has produced a draft settlement offer for the current salary negotiations.

Following the President’s directive for the parties to find a solution that would bring the strike to an end as matter of urgency, government consequently engaged in an intensive dialogue with labour union leaders to find a settlement acceptable to all parties and thus end the two week public service industrial action.

It is in this regard that a negotiated draft settlement offer stands as follows:

  • A 7.5% salary increment; and a
  • R800 monthly housing allowance.

The public service unions have requested more time for consultation on the draft settlement offer with their members.

Accordingly a follow up meeting of the PSCBC will be held on Wednesday for consideration of the offer. We therefore call on the unions to expedite the consultation process with a view to find a speedy resolution to the dispute.

Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi will elaborate on the new public service wage offer when he addresses the media tomorrow, Wednesday 1 September, following formal processes at the PSCBC.

For further enquires please contact:
Themba Maseko

Government Spokesperson
Cell: 083 645 0810

Dumisani Nkwamba
Cell: 082 885 9448

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)


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