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DPSA welcomes signing of agreement on wage increases

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The DPSA has confirmed that Minister Senzo Mchunu has welcomed the signing of the collective agreement on wage increases by government, for the public service sector by workers unions.

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Minister, Senzo Mchunu has, on behalf of the government, welcomed the conclusion of the collective agreement on wage increases in the public service. On Tuesday, 27 July 2021, the department issued a statement confirming the news of the signing of the agreement.

The DPSA stated that the collective agreement attained majority on Monday, 26 July 2021. The agreement is said to have been signed by the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU), the National Professional Teacher’s Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), the Health and other Services Personal Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA), the Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA), and the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA).

The DPSA noted that having occurred in the context of a global recession and the country’s dire fiscal constraints, as well as COVID-19, the minister had, on many occasions, mentioned that these were the most difficult negotiations between the government and labour. The department also stated that Minister Mchunu has expressed his thanks to those who played a critical role in negotiating on behalf of the government and labour, noting, “Their sacrifices, late hours, minimal sleep and increased workloads did not go unnoticed.”

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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