Public-service unions vow to fight proposals to freeze increases
The state spends about R600bn on public-sector wages, but unions say they will not be the fall-guys for government’s shortfalls and state capture
Public-service unions have warned the government that they will fight its attempts to freeze increases this year as the government battles to contain its huge wage bill.
The state spends about R600bn on salaries, representing 35% of its annual spending. The next round of public-sector wage negotiations is set to take place in the second half of the year...