More public sector employees could still reject the wage offer that was finalised by unions and employers in the Public Sector Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) on Friday. Four unions, with close to 40% representation, on Monday confirmed their members had rejected the offer, while others were still seeking mandates. The PSCBC announced the end of wage negotiations on Friday after eight months of talks. Although a signing ceremony was scheduled for Monday, it was only the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) that signed the deal, with other Cosatu unions likely to follow suit on Tuesday. The proposed agreement will secure employees pay increases of 6% to 7% for 2018-19. The government has also offered to hike wages by the consumer price index (CPI) plus 1% to CPI for the successive two years. Organised labour was demanding CPI plus 2% for the lowest levels and CPI plus 1% for the highest, while it set its CPI calculation at 5.5%. The deal also comes with extra incre...

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