Cosatu says it is forging ahead with plans to bring the country to a standstill on Wednesday.
Public sector unions affiliated to Cosatu and Fedusa have announced measures to pressurise the government to honour the two parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) says legislation under which whistle-blowers are protected should be tightened.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the history of monopoly operators among many state-owned enterprises have resulted in higher staff costs.
Labour federation Federation of Unions of South Africa has threatened to strike over government’s decision to backtrack on a three year agreement that would have given civil servants a seven percent wage increase from the beginning of next month.