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Nationwide Public Sector Strike Looms

Public sector workers are on the cusp of a nationwide strike.

Four unions at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council have been given certificates of non-resolution after wage negotiations deadlocked.

They include the Nehawu, Denosa, Popcru and Hospersa.

At the same time, The Public Servants Association is preparing for a full-blown strike next week.

It served government with a notice of intention to strike last month.

Together the unions represent over 800,000 public sector workers.

Labour has rejected government’s 3 percent wage offer with a R1,000 gratuity payment till March.