Thousands of civil servants are expected to march to the National Treasury’s offices in Pretoria on Thursday – demanding a better wage increase.
Workers want the government to honour its three-year wage agreement after another failed round of negotiations.
The Public Service and Administration Department says it’s not expecting Thursday’s stay away to have much effect on services.
Government is offering 3%, the PSA is asking for 6.5%, while Cosatu wants 10%..
Civil servants from as far as Limpopo and Mpumalanga are set to be bussed into Pretoria.
They will join workers in Gauteng in a march from the old Putco depot in Marabastad to the National Treasury’s offices.
It will be the first time in a decade that the Public Servants Association of South Africa takes to the street in a protest over wages.
The PSA will also stage parallel strikes in Durban and Cape Town, with some disruptions expected at government offices.
These include the Department of Transport and Home Affairs.