Public sector stay-away expected to impact number of govt departments

Expect disruptions at government services on Thursday when workers belonging to the Public Servants Association embark on a one-day stay-away. #dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Expect disruptions at car licencing offices and border posts on Thursday.

Those are some services which will be hit when government workers belonging to the Public Servants Association embark on a one-day stay-away.

READ: Public sector strike looms as wage talks hit deadlock

Wage talks between public sector unions and the government remain deadlocked.

Last week unions Denosa, Nehawu, POPCRU and HOSPERSA issued strike certificates.

But they are yet to notify the government of their plans.

READ: Public sector unions prepare for national strike

Workers have rejected government's 3 percent wage increase and have also called for R1,000 monthly gratuity payment to continue beyond March next year.

The Public Servants Association -- which started lunchtime pickets last week -- says Thursday's stay-away will impact a number of government departments.

A public sector strike is looming as unions reject the government wage offer. Workers have rejected a 3 percent increase and a monthly R1,00 cash gratuity. DENOSA Deputy General Secretary Khaya Sodidi has more. #dstv403

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