Earlier this week it came to the attention of the trade unions in the PSCBC that the Employer intended to reduce the agreed salary increase of 7% to 6,4%. This is based on a provision in PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012 that if the actual CPI for a period is lower than the projected CPI, the difference will be deducted from the salary adjustment of the following year. The projected CPI for 2014/15, on which the salary increase for 1 April 2014 was based, was 6,2%, whilst the actual average CPI for the period was 5,6% - leaving a shortfall of 0,6%.
As far as NAPTOSA and the other unions are concerned, negotiations were concluded on 19 May 2015 on the understanding that there was a complete meeting of minds that employees would be receiving a salary adjustment of 7% on 1 April 2015, irrespective of what previous agreements might have determined.
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