The public sector wage bill is one of South Africa’s largest line items on the expenditure side, accounting for roughly one-third of total expenditure. In an effort to reduce remuneration costs, the government has opted to “freeze” the wage bill over the next three years. However, unions were not happy and forced the government’s hands to revise its offer. What will the impact of this new offer be?
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Topics: Public policy and regulations, Fiscal stimulus, Wages, Inflation, Macro, Wage inflation, Africa, South Africa