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boardroomtableeNCA reports that commuters will continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing national bus strike after talks on Thursday between unions representing bus drivers and employers once again broke down.  

The strike is in its third week.  Employers are apparently holding firm on their offer of 8% increases in the first year and 8.5% increase in the second year of a two-year deal.  “Labour are still stuck on their demand of 9% backdated to April, and unfortunately that led to the breakdown,” said John Dammert of the employer caucus.  The unions are now planning to intensify their strike.  Satawu spokesperson Zanele Sabela, said:  “This is what you call negotiating in bad faith, it is demoralising.  How do you negotiate with people who keep changing their story?”

  • A short report is at eNCA
  • Read too, Satawu now looking at other ways to intensify protests, at EWN

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