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bladenzimandeEWN reports that Transport Minister Blade Nzimande is set to meet with unions involved in the bus drivers' strike on Thursday.  Repeated attempts to bring an end to the countrywide industrial action have come to nothing.  

According to the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), discussions will be centred around the main sticking point, which is the salary increase demands versus employer offers.  Satawu's Zanele Sabela said:  “Employers have offered to pay 8% for the second year, 9% for the first year, however, they said they only want to pay for the increase from 1 May, which effectively means workers will be given just 11 months of their increase, which is not acceptable to us.”  The nationwide industrial action is heading into its eighth day and has crippled the bus commuter sector.

  • This short report by Katleho Sekhotho is at EWN


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