Mboweni and unions must agree on wage bill for the sake of all of us

01 March 2020 - 00:04 By Sunday Times Editorial

When a minister of finance, who once was the minister of labour, proposes a huge cut to the government's personnel budget, he surely goes into it with eyes wide open.

So when finance minister Tito Mboweni this week took the unexpected step of pencilling a R160bn cut for the public sector into the budget, he cautioned that there would naturally be agreements and disagreements between the government and labour...

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