Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said the government must focus elsewhere to save the wage bill and leave workers alone.
The state reached out to the public sector unions at the eleventh hour on Tuesday to renegotiate salary increases in an attempt to reduce the government wage bill.
"They are going to implement this increase. There is no agreement. He was talking to rating agencies and the World Bank and those other people who told him to focus on the public wage bill," Pamla said."That is where money is actually being lost because in these agencies, for example, they have corporate structures. They have boards, they have senior CEOs and COOs who [get] exorbitant perks and on top of that they are losing money, those agencies.
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