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Public sector workers demand 7% salary hike

4 May 2021 4:29 PM
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Africa Melane
Public Sector Wage Bill
Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council
public sector wages
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Martin Jansen
Workers World Media Productions

"Union leaders are not keen to advocate for strike action," says Martin Jansen, Director at Workers World Media Productions.

The government met with trade unions on Tuesday after public sector wage negotiations failed two weeks ago.

According to Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council rules, after 42 days of talks, either party may declare a dispute.

That period ends today.

Union leaders last week said they intend to declare a dispute, which could lead to a strike.

The government is offering no salary hikes this year while unions demand 7%.

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RELATED: We demand a 15% salary hike – unions to Eskom


Africa Melane interviewed Martin Jansen, Director at Workers World Media Productions.

I don’t foresee that the parties are going to come together… The government has a fiscal crisis…

Martin Jansen, Director - Workers World Media Productions

Workers didn’t get an increase in 2020… The government is advocating a wage freeze [in 2021] … I don’t see how the unions are going to get around that… Union leaders are not keen to advocate for strike action… How do nurses and doctors go on strike? …

Martin Jansen, Director - Workers World Media Productions

The government reneged on the agreement it signed… What is the impact on collective bargaining? …

Martin Jansen, Director - Workers World Media Productions

RELATED: Go to work sick, and get fired without warning – Labour Court


Listen to the interview in the audio below.




4 May 2021 4:29 PM
Tags:
Africa Melane
Public Sector Wage Bill
Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council
public sector wages
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Martin Jansen
Workers World Media Productions

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