The government, which intends to pay no cost-of-living increase for public servants for the next three years, did not table a wage offer in talks last week, to the annoyance of unions which now say labour action is inevitable.

Unions were also disappointed last week with the Constitutional Court's decision on an August hearing of their application to appeal against a Labour Court of Appeal (LAC) ruling  in December that implementing the last leg of a multiterm wage agreement was unlawful...

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