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27 March 2017 04:31 (South Africa)

Unions announce massive public service strike

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More than 1.3 million public servants affiliated to Cosatu or the Independant Labour Caucus will go on strike next Tuesday after wage negotiations with government fell through. General secretary of the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) Mugwena Maluleke said that they aimed to bring a complete shutdown to public services across the country. Avid readers of Maverick Monitor will remember that we said that the severity of this strike would depend on how deeply Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi is willing to dig in, and so far, indications are that he is not going to budge from his position easily. Baloyi has logic on his side. The current demands from the unions are more than double the going inflation rate, were they to be granted, would drive inflation up. Read more: TimesLive and Business Report

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