The government has offered public servants a revised wage offer that amounts to a 1.5% increase plus a R1,000 cash allowance, resulting in an effective 11.7% increase for the lowest paid public servants. 

A release issued on Sunday by the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC), which comprises various trade unions including Sadtu, Nehawu, Popcru, Denosa and others — which collectively represent about 1.2-million public servants — also stated that unions would seek a mandate from their members on the revised offer. Though that could mark a softening in the stance of public-sector unions, who have been locked in negotiations with the government for months, the PSCBC said it was too soon to draw conclusions based on the revised offer...

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