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CCMANews24 reports that unions and employer associations are expected to meet at the bargaining table at 10:00 on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day.  

The talks have been set down for two days, according to a letter the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) sent to the unions.  The CCMA was acting in terms of a section of the Labour Relations Act that allows it to offer its help in resolving a public interest dispute through conciliation.  The SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) approached the CCMA for help, and had been waiting for the unions – the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), the Transport and Omnibus Workers Union, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Tirisano Transport Workers Union – to give the go-ahead for the intervention.  The employer associations, the Commuter Bus Employers Organisation and SA Bus Employers Association, had already committed to the CCMA process.  The strike, over a wage dispute, has put around 80% of the country's passenger buses on lockdown.

  • Read this report by Jenna Etheridge in full at News24
  • Read too, Bus strike has been effective‚ say unions, at Timeslive
  • And also, Commuters take strain as bus strike continues, at Timeslive

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