SA trade union COSATU says it won’t allow workers’ wages to be slashed

PUBLISHED: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:41:06 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s largest trade union federation COSATU said on Wednesday that it would not allow workers’ wages to be slashed, after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni used a budget speech to promise cuts to the public sector wage bill.

COSATU said in a statement that it was deeply angered by Mboweni’s budget, calling it “provocative” and “reckless”.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Catherine Evans

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