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boardroomtableFin24 reports that the five transport unions involved in the protracted national bus strike have resolved on a counter offer, which brings them closer to the latest offer tabled by employers.  

The unions resolved to demand 9% wage increases for bus drivers in the first year of a two-year deal and 8% in the second year, backdated to 1 April.  The remaining demands - including improved working conditions for long distance drivers and insourcing of technical workers - remain the same, according to Zanele Sabela, spokesperson for the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu).  Bus drivers downed tools on 18 April.  The SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Sunday made a proposal to the parties of a 8.75% increase for the first year and 8.25% for the second year.

  • Read this report by Tehillah Niselow in full at Fin24
  • See too, Unions make counter-offer to end bus drivers' strike, at eNCA

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