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.
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Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)