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boardroomtableFin24 reports that in an attempt to broker a settlement to the national bus strike, union and employer negotiators will meet with Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant at a hotel near OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday at noon. 

With pay and benefit talks still deadlocked, it was agreed on Monday to call for the intervention of the minister.  The five unions involved appear to have been unanimous in agreeing to the ministerial intervention.  As matter stand, employers are seeking a multi-year deal and have upped their offer to 8.5% for the first year and 8% for the second.  The unions have compromised on the two year period, but are holding out on 9.5% in year one, followed by 9%.  Agreement appears to have been reached on number of other issues, such as shift systems and dual driving times and payment for drivers on long distance buses.

  • Read this report by Terry Bell in full at Fin24
  • Read too, Bus strike intensifies as unions enter into fresh negotiations on Tuesday, at News24

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