According to Eyewitness News EWN Publication ; Public service unions are close to clinching a two-year wage deal with government, following tumultuous negotiations at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).
The deal would include an average increase of 7.5% in the first year.
Disputes over the 2022/23 financial year were finally settled recently, paving the way for the current financial year to go ahead.
Talks at the bargaining council kicked off earlier in 2023 with calls for a 10% wage increase.
Government said that it wants to bring the salaries of public servants in line with the market.
This would then be lumped together with an additional 3.3% pensionable salary increase.
This amounts to an average of 7.5% for the 2023/24 financial year.
Public service salaries for the 2024/25 financial year will be hiked by a projected Consumer Price Index (CPI) capped at 6.5%.
The deal will only come into effect if it gets majority support from unions at the PSCBC.