As time runs out for negotiations with the government over the decision to slash public sector wages, possible court action looms, with Cosatu unions have taken a recent offer from the employer to its members for a decision.

Finance minister Tito Mboweni in his February budget announced the government's decision to cut the public sector wage bill dramatically. The salary cuts were pencilled into the budget as part of a bid to help deal with the budget deficit and the state's crippling debt...

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