Public sector unions ‘shocked and angry’ after wage bill court loss
Salary hikes would not be ‘just and equitable’, and could imperil social grants and health-care funding, court says
The needs of a small group of public sector workers, who have cushy jobs with steady incomes, do not outweigh the needs of millions of South Africans who may be vulnerable during trying economic times, the Labour Court in effect said as it threw out an application by unions to force the government to pay their 2020 wage increases.
Unions expressed shock and anger at the judgment on Tuesday...
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