A strike and mass march by public servants in Swaziland is expected to take place on Tuesday (24 October 2017) in the latest round in a pay dispute.
They will march to the Ministry of Public Service before going to the Prime Minister’s Office.
For the first time the kingdom’s main union confederation the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) will take part in the protest.
Workers want a 9 percent cost of living wage rise but the Swazi Government has offered zero. Last week newspapers in Swaziland reported that senior public servants had been given salary increases that could be as much as 115 percent in some cases.
Unions taking part include the National Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU), Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) and the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU).
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