ConCourt Ruling Not a Victory – National Treasury

Written by on 4 March, 2022

By: Zilungile Mkhize

National Treasury is of the view the Constitutional Court ruling on the public sector wage agreement being invalid and unlawful, should not be seen as a victory.

This comes as the new round of collective bargaining in the public sector is due to start this month.

On Monday the Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal brought by public sector unions,after the government made a u-turn on aspects of its collective wage agreement reached in 2018.

It said that it could not increase the third clause relating to wages in 2020/2021 due to a lack of funding.

The department’s Director-General, Dondo Mogajane, says talks should be approached with an open mind, considering factors such as the state of government finances and the effects of inflation.

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