In National News Flash 14 of 2022 members were informed of the developments in the 2022 wage negotiations and the State as Employer’s final wage offer.
The offer entailed two options, both of which would see employees
- retain the current cash gratuity of R 1 000p.m. (allegedly translating to 4,5%of salary on average)
- retain the 1,5% pay progression – those who qualify in terms of the QMS and PMDS
The difference in the options revolved around a 2% wage increases offer. Option 1 would see all employees receiving 2%, while Option 2 would see the introduction of a sliding scale with salary levels 1-4 receiving 3%, salary levels 5-8 receiving 2,10%, salary levels 9 and 12 receiving 1,5%.
A survey was conducted to allow members to express their views on the offer.
The results of the survey indicate that members are not satisfied with the employer’s offer but are not prepared to go on strike. NAPTOSA will carry this response into the FEDUSA caucus where other FEDUSA unions to the PSCBC will also give feedback on their positions. As a member of a democratic Federation, NAPTOSA will abide by the majority view.