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boardroomtableNews24 reports that talks to end the national bus strike continued late on Tuesday as Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, bus drivers and companies were still trying to thrash out a pay rise that everyone would agree to.  

"The minister is driving the process and she is very determined," SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) spokesperson Zanele Sabela said outside the negotiating room.  Workers want a 9.5% salary increase in the first year and 9% in the second year of a two-year deal.  SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council secretary general Gary Wilson indicated that there was no settlement yet, but he was relieved that all the parties were still talking.  Bus drivers represented by Satawu, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), Tirisano, the Transport and Allied Workers Union of SA (Tawusa) and the Transport and Omnibus Workers Union went on strike from 18 April.  

  • Read this report by Jenni Evans in full at News24


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