No gain for public sector strikers after bitter strike

Public servants affiliated to the Nationwide Schooling Well being and Allied Employees Union (Nehawu) through the wage strike, picketing on the most important gate of the Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital in Bloemfontein.

Public servants who’ve agreed to return to work haven’t received an extra wage enhance and can face deductions on pay for the following 4 months because the no-work, no-pay rule is carried out. The three% cost-of-living enhance, which the federal government had supplied earlier than the strike, has already been carried out for all workers within the public sector.The one concession on pay to placing commerce unions is that they are going to be permitted to boost historic points from the 2022/23 wage settlement in talks on the 2023/24 monetary yr. However there isn’t a assure any additional concessions will likely be made, significantly as negotiations for the brand new yr are already near conclusion.A second concession is that no disciplinary motion will likely be taken in opposition to workers for collaborating within the unlawful strike. Deductions for no work, no pay will likely be staggered over the following 4 months. The settlement between the placing unions – which included the Nationwide Schooling and Well being Employees Union (Nehawu) and the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) – and the federal government states: This settlement is a full and last settlement of the disputes that emanated from the negotiations on the bettering of situations of service for the 2022/2023 monetary yr…Events agree that commerce unions could have the proper to desk proposed additions… to handle their issues… as a part of the 2023/24 wage negotiations.The placing unions will now be a part of the method to barter the 2023/24 wage settlement, which they boycotted up till now. Nevertheless, they represent a minority within the Public Sector Co-ordination Bargaining Chamber (PSCBC) during which majority unions – the associates of the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the SA Democratic Lecturers Union (Sadtu) – are already near a last settlement with the federal government. 


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Minister within the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, who briefed journalists on the end result of the Cupboard assembly on Thursday, mistakenly introduced {that a} settlement had already been reached.

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