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NEHAWU schedules strike against freezing of public sector wages

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NEHAWU has confirmed its scheduled strike action against the freezing of public sector wages, as announced by Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni during the MTBPS address.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) took to Twitter on Monday, 2 November 2020, to confirm its scheduled strike action. The strike will be in response to the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s announcement of a wage freeze for the public sector during his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

One of the motivations for the strike is the state’s failure to honour the conditions of the three-year salary increase agreement. Secondly, the wage freeze is said to be an effort to raise funds to save the embattled South African Airways (SAA), which is set to receive yet another bailout from the state. Moreover, despite the wage freeze, there will be tax hikes.

The dates and further information on the strike are yet to be announced to the public. However, November appears to be the month for protests against the newly tabled MTBPS and unfair working conditions.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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