Public service wage bill to be reduced

File: The national minimum wage stipulates that R20 is the minimum rate workers should earn per hour.

File: The wage bill is to be cut by a R160-billion over the next three years.

Herbert Opland / eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - The wage bill is to be cut by a R160-billion over the next three years.

This was announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni who is hoping to contain the country’s spiraling debt.

Cuts of nearly R38-billion are proposed this year. R55-billion next year and over R67-billion the following year.

Public wage bill: Civil servants easy targets, say unions

Government says these revised amounts will guide upcoming talks with unions to review wage agreements but, this will be an uphill battle.

Unions have already expressed concerns.

Source
eNCA