Public Service Association to take government to court over wage increases
The Public Service Association (PSA) says it is taking the government to court over the government's proposal to withdraw from the 2018 wage agreement.
The union wrote a letter to Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu on Friday.
The PSA said it was aware the government had no intentions of honouring the 2018 wage agreement, which was in its final year of implementation.
Speaking to Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report, assistant manager Reuben Maleka says the government is trying to blackmail unions.
The government is saying it is not in a position to implement increases, now it is citing the pandemic and the Moody's downgrade as the main reasons it can't afford to pay increases.Reuben Maleka, Assistant manager - Public Service Association
He says the union is in the process of finalising its court papers and it will launch its court action soon, he says.
Listen below to the full conversation:
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