Public-service unions divided over looming wage strike
The unions warn that the Covid-19 lockdown will not end their efforts to force the government to stick to its original agreement
Cracks are beginning to show in the previously united front between public-service unions on what action they pland to take against the government to compel it to increase public servants’ salaries on April 1.
The unions were previously in unison that embarking on strike will force the government to honour the wage agreement signed in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) in 2018. While some are still in favour of downing tools, others seem to be rejecting that idea and want the matter settled in the courts, if push comes to shove...