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UNTUThe Star reports that employees affiliated to the United National Transport Union (Untu) could embark on a strike from Tuesday if their employer, Bombela, fails to heed their pay demands.  Bombela operates the Gautrain service.  

The parties met at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Wednesday, but deadlocked.  They are scheduled to meet again on Monday for further talks.  Untu general secretary Steve Harris indicated:  The gap had narrowed to a 9% vs 7% divide when negotiations deadlocked, causing Untu to declare a dispute.”  He warned of a pending strike, saying workers would “not take any blame for any inconvenience that might occur.”  Harris also alleged that the company stopped paying overtime rates in 2013 and claimed that since then “the company has done its utmost to frustrate Untu attempts to challenge its action.”

  • Read this report by Rapula Moatshe in full on page 4 of The Star of 11 July 2016
  • See too, Gautrain strike looms, on page 9 of Saturday Citizen of 9 July 2016
  • Read Untu’s press statement at Untu online


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