South African public sector strike off as wage deal signed | Top News


CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – A strike by South African public sector workers planned to start on Monday was called off after most trade unions accepted a government pay offer that exceeds Treasury provisions for salary increases.

The stoppage was cancelled when more than 50 percent of unions in a bargaining council agreed to the wage settlements.

Affiliates of COSATU trade union, which is closely aligned with the ruling African National Congress and represents the bulk of 1.3 million teachers, police officers and nurses, signed the three-year wage deal. This awards increases of up to 7 percent in…



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