Unsatisfied with the proposed salary raise offered by the government, thousands of public sector workers in South Africa marched to the national treasury to demand larger pay gains today. The public sector unions and South African government have been struggling to compromise on contract negotiations, which has resulted in the government announcing a no-work, no-pay policy for the workers who choose to strike. However, this policy did not deter the demonstrations as workers are motivated to organize and make the government meet their demands. South Africa is currently facing very high unemployment levels and economic strains from the pandemic which have also exacerbated the precarity of this wage dispute.
See Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press, ABC News, November 22, 2022