Public service organisations rejects public service wage agreement, Saftu says

This follows back and forth discussions with the Public Service Association (PSA) over the disputed salary increase for public workers.

Saftu’s Western Cape spokesperson Andre Adams reading their memorandum outside Parliament.  Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says its public service organisations have collectively rejected the public service wage agreement with its current conditions.

This follows back and forth discussions with the Public Service Association (PSA) over the disputed salary increase for Public Workers.

While the PSA has agreed to an increase of between 6 and 7%, Saftu maintains that this amount is not enough.

Saftu's Moleko Phakedi says, “Our unions have rejected the settlement because they believe it does not present any meaningful change in the lives of the public servants and those who depend on them.”