Politics

Government may unilaterally implement final wage offer to striking public servants

By Andy Rice 2 August 2010

Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi has apparently had enough of the striking public servants, and has threatened to implement government's final wage offer without a settlement agreement, if the unions cannot come round to his point of view by Wednesday. The unions said Baloyi's statement is fighting words, and have declared widespread industrial action to be imminent. Depending on how deep Baloyi is prepared to dig his heels in on this, we're in for a very rough time over the coming weeks. Read more: Business Report

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