Nehawu threatens strike action after lockdown

Nehawu has threatened a massive strike after the national lockdown. The union isn't happy with government's failure to implement a 2018 wage increase that would have taken effect on Wednesday. Courtesy #DStv403 The union's Deputy General Secretary, December Mavuso speaks to eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) is threatening to strike after the national lockdown.

The union is not happy with the government's failure to implement a 2018 wage increase that would have taken effect on Wednesday.

READ: Nehawu to go ahead with protest despite COVID-19 regulations

It says the Public Service department is using COVID-19 and the recession as a scapegoat.

The union's Deputy General Secretary, December Mavuso said the government should honour the agreement.

"All we want with this dispute is the enforcement of this collective agreement as it stands and then let's start preparing for the next round of the wage disputes", said Mavuso.

South Africa has begun a 21-day national lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Watch the full interview with Deputy General Secretary of Nehawu December Mavuso in the video above.

Source
eNCA