• Caught in the debt trap?

    Help us help you by taking our second annual Debt survey and you could win R3 000.

  • Rich man, poor man

    Culture change from below is the only way to overcome poverty, says Leopold Scholtz.

  • Tech bubble talk

    After the tech euphoria of 2013, the fast-moving sector has hit a speed bump.

Data provided by McGregor BFA
All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

Minister to meet public servants

Jul 28 2010 13:46

Related Articles

Strike cripples Richards Bay terminal

Union delays Implats strike

Unions mull over public workers strike

Rand, Transnet strike hit Hulamin

Date set for public workers strike

Union to mount legal challenge to BA

 
Johannesburg - Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi was scheduled to meet with union leaders on Wednesday evening in an attempt to avert a national strike.
  
"He was in Kampala, Uganda and he is on his way back home. He is treating the situation as a matter of urgency," said Baloyi's spokesperson Dumisani Nkwamba.
  
"He will meet with the leaders of the unions tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) morning as part of an effort to avert a
national strike," he told Sapa.
  
Nkwamba said the government would table a revised offer at a meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday afternoon.
  
The SA Democratic Teachers' Union said on Wednesday it would give the government another seven days to produce a better wage
offer before teachers started striking.
  
The state was offering a 6.5% increase and a housing subsidy of R620 per month.  The unions want 8.6% and a R1 000 housing subsidy.
  
The Public Servants Association (PSA) was already planning to go ahead with a strike on Thursday by its 210 000 members.
  
The Congress of SA Trade Unions represents about 56% of the unionised employees in the public service. Together with the Independent Labour Caucus, that amounts to 1.3 million public service employees.

- Sapa
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're Talking About: Small Business

Standard Bank is looking for 12 entrepreneurs to participate in a 10-part TV series. They could win a R1m investment into their dream.
 
 

The rich will pay - Mpofu

The EFF in Gauteng will focus all its energy on improving the lives of the poor, the party's premier candidate Dali Mpofu says.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Watch what happened when we blindfolded Helen Zille and asked her to eat random things
13 days to elections - news you need to know
11 Julius Malema quotes you'll never forget
DA won't get 30% - Zille

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...