The government cannot be allowed to renege on a wage agreement it signed as doing so will set a bad precedent, public-sector unions say.

The government is in the midst of a court battle brought by public-sector unions about its decision to renege on the increases provided for public servants in the final year of a multi-term wage agreement. There is also a parallel arbitration proceedings on the same matter brought by the unions...

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