2010-08-31 10:06:37

South Africa's Labour Action Continues

(31 Aug 10 - RV) South Africa's COSATU labour coalition says it will vote later Tuesday on the government's increase of its wage offer. The government increased its offer for a wage increase to 7.5 percent from 7 percent and raised its offer for a monthly housing allowance to 800 rand ($109) from 700 rand. Unions have been demanding 8.6 percent and 1,000 rand. The editor of South Africa’s Southern Cross newspaper, Gunther Simmermacher, told us the strike is about more than just money… RealAudioMP3

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