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roadpassengerbargcouncilNews24 reports that the crippling nationwide bus strike will enter its second day on Thursday.  

Gary Wilson, secretary general of the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC), said on Wednesday:  "The bus strike continues tomorrow.  We have managed to get all parties to meet in Johannesburg tomorrow at the bargaining table.  Hopefully we can persuade the parties to reach an agreement."  At least 50 bus companies were not operating on Wednesday across the country and thousands of commuters had to make alternative plans.  The wage strike put around 80% of the country's passenger buses on lockdown.  The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said it was satisfied with the participation of its members in the bus sector in the strike.  "We must say our members certainly heeded the call to stay away from work," said Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi.  She said the union was hoping for a resolution soon.

  • A short report by Jenna Etheridge is at News24


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