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During the facilitation process on the public service wage negotiations the employer placed a revised offer to the trade unions for consideration by their members. The offer focuses on the bettering of the non-pensionable cash allowance of R978 that was previously offered. The revised offer now secures a minimum cash equivalent of R1000 for all employees across all employment levels.
This adjusted offer equates to level 1 employees receiving an amount equal to a cost of living adjustment of CPI + 7.5%, or a straight 11% increase if equated to the current salary levels. Level 6 employees, for instance, will receive an amount equal to a cost of living adjustment of CPI + 2.1% while level 10 employees will receive an amount equal to CPI (4,2%). The proposed implementation date of the draft agreement is the 01 April 2021.
The draft agreement allows for a “safety clause” that will bind the employer to continue to pay the cash allowance until such time it is amended by agreement between the parties. Therefore, if no agreement is reached by 31 March 2022 on the 2022/2023 salary adjustment the cash allowance will continue to be paid to all employees.
With the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping through the country, every effort must be made to limit transmission. Safety at work is paramount to ensure the wellbeing of employees and their families, as well as business productivity. Minimising the impact of the second wave in workplaces requires that employers across the public and private sectors, together with unions, take the lead in working together to get the “safe back2work” message out.
Raising awareness among workers and employers has been made much easier through the release of six educational videos which have been loaded onto the Return2Work website. These free, light-hearted, Covid-19 workplace educational videos are available in isiZulu, isiXhosa and seSotho with English subtitles.