Public Servants Association Rejects 1.5% Salary Increase, Says It's "Ridiculous"

Public Servants Association Rejects 1.5% Salary Increase, Says It's "Ridiculous"

- A 1.5% salary increase is "ridiculous", according to the Public Servants Association, and they are not accepting it

- The organisation feels disrespected by the wage increase and wants the government to revise the offer

- According to Reuben Maleka, who is the acting deputy manager of the association, the government needs to do better

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The Public Servants Association (PSA) says that they won't pay attention to the 1.5% remuneration increase offer which was made to the leftover remaining labour parties during the facilitation.

As indicated by Reuben Maleka, acting deputy manager for individuals' issues at the PSA, their avoidance from wage dealings turned out to be clear subsequent to finding out about what he describes as a "ridiculous" offer.

Public Servants Association rejects 1.5% salary increase, say it's "ridiculous"
PSA is not accepting the wage offer made to them, saying that it's ridiculous. Image: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP
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He said the choice to avoid PSA was childish and shown an absence of vision by the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) and the associations in question according to a report by IOL.

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The offer that was made stated that workers would not get a pensionable salary increases during 2021, however, would have their pay rates changed with an increase of 1.5% and a month to month non-pensionable cash gratuity of R978.

"They have wasted time and money to host meetings just to have 1.5% offer. Our demand is about 7%, therefore the 1.5% offer is a joke and far from even the CPI (consumer price index) or 2.8% made to municipalities," said Maleka.

According to TimesLIVE, Maleka says that the government needs to go back to the drawing board and revise their offer.

In other mainstream news, Briefly News reported that Duduzile Zuma shared snaps of her dad’s legal team. Jacob Zuma's opinionated daughter, Duduzile Zuma, is sticking to her guns and continues to show support to her incriminated father.

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The loyal daughter this week took to her Twitter account, confidently flexing what she believes to be her father's very capable legal team.

The snap appears to show several of Zuma's advisors seated on either side of him, including fellow embattled ANC members Ace Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo. The men are definitely not shy about their show of solidarity with the former president.

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Source: Briefly News

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