UNTUANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) has warned that a possible strike over wage hikes could disrupt Gautrain’s services to passengers.  

The union said its salary dispute with Bombela, the company that operates the Gautrain rail link, was now at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.  Failure to resolve the matter on 11 July 2016 would result in strike action.  Untu’s general secretary Steve Harris said the dispute related to the employees’ unhappiness with a 3% wage increase offer during the 2016/2017 salary negotiations.  Untu was demanding a 15% pay increase.  The union advised that the dispute also related to Bombela’s arbitrary reversal of a policy regarding payment of overtime rates for operational staff.

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