FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NUPSAW WILL BE DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE THE LABOUR APPEAL COURT TOMORROW, OVER NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVANTS WAGE INCREASE.
The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW) representing more than 80 000 of public servants in the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) for the past 20 years will be demonstrating outside the Labour Appeal Court on Wednesday, 2 December at 09:00 in Braamfontein. All public servants are invited to come and support their case through demonstration outside the Court.
The wage agreement was signed by the government and unions in 2018 at the PSCBC, where parties negotiated terms of employment. This year is the last leg of the wage agreement, which stipulates that public servants receive salary increases of between 4.4% and 5.4% depending on their salary scale, with low and mid-income earners getting a higher percentage.
The government failed completely to pay salary increases to public servants. The increases were supposed to be implemented effective 1 April 2020. The National Treasury and Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu, who oversees public sector employment, alongside the Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni have decided to impose austerity measures on Public Servants.
NUPSAW is ready to fight the government for refusing to implement the last leg of the Public Service Wage agreement. Public servants are fed up with the government’s excuses in terms of implementing their expected increases. NUPSAW is of the view that collective agreement must be honoured and all Public Servants must be paid their increase.
For more information:
NUPSAW Media Office
083 712 1614
NUPSAW National Organiser
082 323 2958