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sancoNews24 reports that the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Saturday said it supported the call for government intervention to resolve the nationwide bus strike.  

Sanco spokesperson Jabu Mahlangu said:  "It is in the interest of employers, employees, our economy, [the] safety of those within our communities who are forced to leave their homes in the early hours of the morning when it is still dark including those who arrive late at night, that the deadlock is broken and an urgent settlement reached."  With the strike set to continue on Monday, Mahlangu said it was inevitable that the public transport strike would negatively impact the economy.  CCMA mediation on Thursday and Friday failed to resolve the deadlock.  Workers initially demanded a 12% increase and employers offered 7%.  Apparently workers had since rejected an offer of 8% for the first year, and 8.5% in the second year, instead proposing a 9.5% increase in the first year and 9% for the second.

  • Read this report by Jenna Etheridge in full at News24


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