2007 South African public servants' strike

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The 2007 South African public servants' strike was a general strike of workers in the public sector of South Africa. It was led by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), which is currently in a labour/political alliance with the governing African National Congress (ANC) party of Thabo Mbeki (since succeeded by Jacob Zuma).

Dispute[edit]

The strike arose out of demands by South Africa's trade unions to raise the pay for civil servants by no less than 12%. The government offered a 7.25% pay raise, which the trade unions refused to accept.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strike escalates in South Africa". BBC. 2007-06-14. Archived from the original on 16 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-13.