South Africa: Public Sector Union forwards Salary Proliferation Reversal Dispute to Labour Court | AfriTV Online

One of the largest trade unions at the forefront of labor development, in South Africa’s public sector, the Public Servants Association (PSA), filed a wage dispute at the Labour court based on the decision of the government to revert wage increas...

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South Africa: Public Sector Union forwards Salary Proliferation Reversal Dispute to Labour Court

Published by: Tobiloba Chelsea
06/06/2020 09:40 PM

One of the largest trade unions at the forefront of labor development, in South Africa’s public sector, the Public Servants Association (PSA), filed a wage dispute at the Labour court based on the decision of the government to revert wage increase as a result of budgetary constraints. 

 

The Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, in the review of the 2020 budget said, a wage bill decrease by about R160 billion, will be initiated by the government to minimize spending as well as narrow a budget defficiency with a 6.8% projection of gross domestic product (GDP) for the financial year of 2020/2021. 

 

The Public Servant Association reveals that the department of public service and administration was bound by the regulating salary amendment agreement and enhancement on the public service conditions for the financial years of 2018/2019, 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

 

From 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021, there was an agreement put in place for the increase of employee’s salary, the state has however declined such agreement pushing for a renegotiation of the clause. The Public Service Association has turned down all forms of renegotiation by the government. According to the PSA, its members have a predetermined right to have their salaries increased, this can only be done through the labor Court. 

 

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