Municipal employees to donate 4% salary increase to Covid-19 fund

Municipal employees to donate 4% salary increase to Covid-19 fund

- Mayors and councillors in all of the country's 257 municipalities will contribute their 4% salary increases to the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund

- The contribution will last for 3 months

- The Covid-19 Solidarity Fund was established by President Cyril Ramaposa to aid those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

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Mayors and councillors in the country’s 257 municipalities will contribute their 4% salary increases to the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund for the next three months.

The Covid-19 Solidarity Fund was established by President Cyril Ramaphosa in response to coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.

IOL reported that the SA Local Government Association (Salga) announced nearly 10 000 councillors would be making the contributions.

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The association plans to also ask senior managers to pledge their increases of between 2.8% and 4.3% to the fund for the same period.

SA Municipal Workers’ Union rejected municipal workers being asked to make a similar contribution, saying it would not take part in what it called a “salary cut challenge."

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) had previously rejected government's revised pay offer of 4.4% salary increase.

Two weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that the DA had pledged R1.5 million towards the Solidarity Fund.

The pledge comes following President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for various organisations to unite in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The funds will assist small businesses that are struggling due to the nationwide lockdown as well as going towards those worst affected by lockdown measures and restrictions during this global conoravirus pandemic.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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