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Fedusa warns on wage agreement

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It was unreasonable for government to “steamroll” the agreement through the PSCBC over the weekend

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The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) has warned the government not to unilaterally implement the public sector wage agreement, but rather seek to find an inclusive approach to conclude the wage negotiations.

“Fedusa notes that the government has tabled its final offer in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council for 2018, 2019 and 2020 which is backdated to April 1,” Fedusa general secretary Dennis George said.

For 2018, the government is offering a 7% increase for salary levels 1 to 7; 6.5% for levels 8 to 10; and 6% for salary levels 11 to 12.

“It is (important) to note that the three-year agreement would bind public servants for the period and for this reason it is important for workers in the public sector to carefully consider the final offer of the employer.”

George said that it was unreasonable for government to “steamroll” the agreement through the PSCBC over the weekend.

“Fedusa warns government not to unilaterally implement the wage agreement but rather seek to find an inclusive approach to conclude the wage negotiations,” he added. – ANA