Strike to come to an end
By Anele Siwa
24 June 2007
The three week national civil servants strike that has brought the public sector into its knees could be over on Sunday as unions may be willing to settle on a wage demand.
Thus Far, Cosatu has rejected government’s previous wage offer of 5.4%, 5.5%, 6.0%, 6.5%, 7.0%, 7.25% and 7.25%, but the union is willing negotiate on the latest offer of 7.5%.
Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven confirms that the unions are waiting for government’s last proposal which includes 7.5% wage increase.
Craven added that the decision will be taken among Cosatu members if they take the offer or not.