Trade union federations say they want finance minister Tito Mboweni to tell the country during his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) that he will honour an agreement to increase pay for public servants.

The unions have been on a collision course with the government since it backed out of a pay-hike deal after Mboweni’s huge budget cuts to contain rising government debt and a ballooning budget deficit...

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