‘Unacceptable’ salary increases proposed for South Africa’s public officials
The proposal to increase the salaries of South Africa’s top public officials by 3.8% has been met with disapproval in a country that is considered one of the most unequal in the world.
The labour federation Cosatu has criticised the proposal, stating that it disregards ordinary public servants who are struggling to receive inflation-related increases, while some municipalities are struggling to pay their workers as reported by the SABC News.
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Furthermore, the recommended salary increase for the President, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers, MPs, Judges and traditional leaders has been deemed a “slap in the face” for the citizens of the country who are grappling with poverty and soaring unemployment rates.
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