Public service unions have 21 days to persuade their members to accept or reject the government’s revised, final offer for a 3% across-the-board wage increase after talks at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) on Tuesday.

Frikkie de Bruin, general secretary of the PSCBC — a platform for the employer and unions to discuss and agree on wages and other conditions of employment — said the latest offer to the more than 1.3-million public servants includes a R1,000 after-tax cash gratuity to be in force until the pay agreement expires on March 31 2023...

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