'Civil servants are the best paid around': Mboweni, unions face off over wage bill

Civil servants vow to fight bid to curb their generous pay deals

01 March 2020 - 00:03 By CAIPHUS KGOSANA, THABO MOKONE and QAANITAH HUNTER

The full extent of how taxpayers pamper SA's 1-million-plus civil servants has been laid bare in a detailed presentation on the runaway public sector wage bill that the government gave unions on the eve of finance minister Tito Mboweni's budget.

The Sunday Times has seen a confidential document the government presented to trade unions on Tuesday during what insiders described as a "hostile" meeting of the public sector co-ordinating bargaining council...

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