The efforts by public sector unions who embarked on a national strike over a 10 percent wage increase demand has gone down the drain.
Public servants who have agreed to return to work will now face pay deductions for the next four months as the no-work, no-pay rule is implemented.
The only concession on pay being implemented for striking unions is that they be allowed to raise historic issues from 2022/2023 wage settlements talks on the 2023/2024 financial year.
There is also no guarantee if any further concessions would be made, especially as wage negotiations for the New Year have already concluded.
Among the unions that partook in the strike were the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), Denosa and Popcru.