Cosatu: Public sector unions still mulling wage offer from govt

They have one more week to decide whether to accept it and Cosatu's chief negotiator Mugwena Maluleke said there was still a long way to go.

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CAPE TOWN - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Friday said various public sector unions were still mulling a wage offer from government.

Parties in the protracted public sector wage negotiations two weeks ago agreed to consider government's latest offer.

Government is offering 1,5% salary increase and up to R1,695 in allowances per month.

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They have one more week to decide whether to accept it and Cosatu's chief negotiator Mugwena Maluleke said there was still a long way to go.

“The agreement still enjoys about 34.7% of support, and then it is about 15.28% but for it to be an agreement. Of course, we still have some time. However, we will allow some unions who are still doing their calculations some time,” Mugwena said.