Swaziland: Swazi Government Looks to Cut 3,000 Public Service Jobs

The Swaziland (eSwatini) Government is looking to cut 3,000 public service jobs and there could be no salary review this year, as the kingdom’s economy continues in free-fall.

At present the public service salary bill is thought to amount to about 35 percent of the kingdom’s government’s annual budget.

Trade unions say they were given this news at a negotiation meeting on Wednesday (7 April 2021).

The eSwatini Observer, a newspaper in effect owned by the absolute monarch King Mswati III,…


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