Wage Agreement Achieves Majority Signature
On Friday, 9 June 2018, the protracted public service wage negotiations eventually reached conclusion when the wage agreement achieved majority signature. Trade unions in the PSCBC representing 65,7% of the unionized public servants support the agreement. NAPTOSA is one of the signatories.
In terms of the agreement the salary adjustment with effect from 1 April 2018 will be as follows:
* Public Service Act salary levels 1-7 = 7%
* Public Service Act salary levels 8-10 = 6,5%
* Public Service Act salary levels 11-12 = 6%
The adjustment of the salary scales of Educators/lecturers and Education Therapists/Psychologists/Counsellors will naturally be more complex due to the fact that their salary scales are not similar to those of Public Service Act personnel. A task team of the ELRC will address the cost-of-living adjustments in education as a matter of urgency. NAPTOSA will therefore only publish the adjusted salary scales once clarity has been obtained from the DBE and the DPSA with regard to the correct cut-off notches for the different percentages.
Meanwhile the draft salary scales for Public Service Act personnel accompany this News Flash.
According to the employer they hope to effect the cost-of-living back pay before the end of June 2018.