On the eve of last month`s budget speech, the Department of Public Service and Administration introduced a revision of Article 3.3 of the 2018 wage agreement, which adjusted workers` wages from 5.5% to 4.5%. JOHANNESBURG – The Public Service Coordinating Council (PSCBC) has said there is no legislation to allow the government to abandon a collective agreement with public servants. Section 23 of the Labour Relations Act indicates that a collective agreement has bound all parties to it for the duration of the collective agreement. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Council Secretary General Frikkie de Bruin explained the process following the impasse between the state and its 1.3 million employees after the employer presented a proposal to revise a clause in the 2018 collective agreement. As the implementation date approached, April 1, even the PSCBC was concerned about the impasse, as De Bruin explained: “The employer can dishonor the agreement and not pay for it.” Disciplinary Code and Procedures for Public Service Litigation Procedures for the Public Service Coordinating Council (the “CSPS”).