Members of South Africa’s Public Servants Affiliation plan to strike at state-owned IT agency Sita from Monday, a transfer that would have an effect on authorities providers together with welfare payouts.
The labour union issued Sita with a discover following a impasse in wage negotiations, the PSA mentioned in an emailed assertion. Companies at departments reminiscent of Dwelling Affairs, Employment and Labour, and the South African Social Safety Company shall be affected by the shutdown, it mentioned.
The union that represents greater than 235 000 authorities staff desires the board of Sita to supply staff a 7.5% pay enhance for the 2022-23 monetary yr, it mentioned. Whereas inflation accelerated to five.4% in September, a survey by the Bureau for Financial Analysis in Stellenbosch confirmed earlier this month commerce union officers anticipate the speed to common 6% this yr and 5.6% in 2024.
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“Staff are indignant and can embark on a complete shutdown till their calls for are met,” the PSA mentioned. “The PSA is aware of the implications of the full shutdown, which may adversely have an effect on community connectivity, operations in most authorities sectors, and repair supply.”
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