Govt welcomes suspension of strike

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pretoria - Public Service and Administration Minister, Richard Baloyi, has welcomed the news that unions were suspending the public service strike on Monday.

"The return to work is a welcome development for the public service and the country in general.

"In the spirit of Working Together, we urge those who are returning to the workplace to ensure that we deliver the services that are so sorely needed by all communities across our country," Baloyi said in a statement.

Government remains optimistic that a final position of the unions will soon remove the cloud of doubt and uncertainty that continues to engulf the nation.

"Consultations with labour will continue as government and South Africans at large want to see this impasse resolved as quickly as possible so that service delivery can be accelerated," the minister said.