Government determined to find resolution with public service unions
By Lelethu Mquqo
11 August 2010
Government says it’s determined to find a resolution with public services unions.
This comes after thousands marched through Pretoria and Cape Town yesterday, including nurses and teachers as part of their action for better wages.
They are demanding an eight-point-six percent wage hike while government is offering seven percent.
The Public Service and Administration says they are treating the memorandum they received from the unions with the greatest urgency.
Meanwhile, economists say the country just can’t afford to meet the financial demands.