Some parties are phlegmatic about the budget; Cosatu is not
The union federation calls cuts to the public-sector wage bill ‘reckless' and an ‘attack on workers’
Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s decision to cut the public wage bill is a huge disaster , trade union Cosatu said on Wednesday.
During his budget address, Mboweni announced huge expenditure cuts over the medium term. A R160bn drop in the remuneration costs for national and provincial administrations and other public bodies will form the bulk of the anticipated R261bn in savings. ..