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23 January 2018 09:56 (South Africa)

Civil servant strike officially over, for now

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The government unions have announced that the three-week civil servant strike has been suspended. A settlement has not yet been reached, but the strikers, who include nurses and teachers, will return to work while final negotiations continue. The unions have announced a 21-day deadline for a deal to be reached, and will use this time to consult with their members. They have threatened to go back on strike if the current government offer is withdrawn before then. Read more: TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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