Unions and government face off in court

A precedent-setting wage dispute between government and unions is being heard in court on Wednesday. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A precedent-setting wage dispute between government and unions in the public sector is being heard at the Labour Appeal Court.

The unions want the government to stick to a three-year wage agreement signed in 2018.

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The first two years of the agreement have already been implemented, but government said it is unable to implement the last leg of the agreement due to financial constraints.

Advocate William Mokhari for Nehawu told the Labour Appeals Court that DPSA and government did not approach unions to renegotiate the implementation of the agreement, but simply said "it's not valid, we won't pay year three".

*eNCA reporter Govan Whittles reports.

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eNCA

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