Public sector unions affiliated to trade union federations, Cosatu, the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) say they will embark on a one-day strike on Tuesday demanding  higher pay. 

The planned industrial action sets the stage for a long strike. Unions demand an inflation-beating 10% pay rise and the government is sticking to its 3% offer, implemented unilaterally in October as it tries to rein in public spending. ..

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