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NEHAWU To Picket Outside Public Service Facilitated Salary Negotiations Session Tomorrow In Midrand At 11:00 am

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] will be picketing outside the venue of the Public Service Co-Ordinating Bargaining Council [PSCBC] Facilitated Salary Negotiations Session tomorrow in Midrand.

As NEHAWU, we are appalled by the delaying tactics applied by the Department of Public Service and Administration [DPSA]. The negotiations have been protracted unnecessarily and should have been concluded long ago in order for public servants to receive salary increases on the 1st April 2018. We have warned the new Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, not to start the current negotiation afresh. Our demand is that she must continue from where her predecessor left off.

The national union hopes that the facilitated negotiations that began this morning and scheduled to end tomorrow will be used to finalise the negotiations in order to ensure members receive their salary increase as soon as possible.

On Friday 6th April 2018, the union will convene its national bargaining forum to receive a report on what transpired on the two days of salary negotiations and immediately determine a way forward. While being patient of these process, the union will be preparing its members for a real fight if the outcome of the negotiations are not favourable to them and we will subsequently prepare all South Africans for any eventuality in case we have to go on a strike action.

Details of the picket

Date: Thursday April 5, 2018
Time: 11am
Venue: Midrand Conference Centre 661 Pendulum Rd, Halfway House Ext 12, Midrand
The picket will be addressed by the National Office Bearers of the union.
Members of the media are invited to attend and to cover the picket
For more information contact NEHAWU Media Liaison Officer, Cde Khaya Xaba, at 082 455 2500 or email visit NEHAWU website at

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