PSA vows to cripple economy with strike

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The Protea Magistrates Court.

JOHANNESBURG – The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) on Wednesday vowed to cripple the economy with its upcoming strike.

Employer are offering a 7 percent salary hike, but the union wants Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to agree to a 12 percent hike.

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South Africa’s border, courts and water workers are expected to take part in the strike.

Healthcare workers will not join in on the strike due to the fact that they are deemed essential staff, the PSA said.

PSA general manager Ivan Fredericks said the union issued strike notices for 11 June based on government&39;s “failure to present reasonable salary offers.”