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DENOSA confirms judgement on salary increases is reserved

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DENOSA took to Twitter to update its members on the recent court sitting and verdict on salary increases for 2021, stating that judgement on the matter is reserved.

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) took to Twitter on Wednesday, 2 December 2020, to provide an update to its members on the contentious salary increases for 2021. The matter became a point of contention following the proposed freezing of public servants wages, despite unions and the state having signed a deal on salary increases for the next three years.

The state has countered the agreement by highlighting that the economic downturn has affected the budget, which means that the government cannot afford to do so anymore. The unions have responded by claiming that the state is punishing public servants for detrimental choices that it made. Unions have also expressed that the COVID-19 pandemic should not be used as an excuse by the government to avoid fulfilling its promise.

Currently, the Labour Court has reserved its judgement on the matter. All parties involved are awaiting the verdict, which will ultimately determine if the new year will be plagued by strike action from unhappy workers and unions.

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Sabelo Makhubo