Wage talks between the state and its employees will yield no victors this year as fiscal constraints culminate in a potentially brutal showdown in crucial entities such as Eskom.

Negotiations between the government (and state-owned entities) and various unions are not limited to acrimonious talks at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council. Haggling between Eskom, Transnet and at least five unions is also under way...

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