The new public protector says she will leave the dispute over the state capture report prepared by h.
The Public Sector Bargaining Council is racing against time to implement pay raises for specialist professional civil servants, under an occupation-specific dispensations programme, before the end of this month.
The task required the government to evaluate each public-service position that qualified for the increase. The details are being thrashed out by sectoral bargaining councils. Wage negotiations are expected to begin next month.
A month-long public-service strike in 2007 was settled with a two-year salary agreement. But that agreement runs out this year, so new negotiations must take place. - Getrude Makhafola