New pay offer to avoid 'crisis'

EMPLOYERS in the pharmaceutical sector have presented a revised offer to unions in a bid to avoid a "crisis" at hospitals.

EMPLOYERS in the pharmaceutical sector have presented a revised offer to unions in a bid to avoid a "crisis" at hospitals.

The meeting was convened yesterday at the sector's bargaining council in Johannesburg.

The employers have offered a 9,5percent wage increase from a previous 7percent. The unions had demanded 10percent. - Getrude Makhafola

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