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satawu thumb medium90 101EWN reports that unions representing striking bus drivers were on Wednesday awaiting a response from employers on whether the workers’ revised wage demands would be accepted.  

On Tuesday, the labour caucus came up with a counter-offer to end the four-week-long bus strike following earlier rejection of a compromise proposal put forward by the bargaining council and the CCMA.  The unions are now asking for a 9% increase in the first year and 8% in the second year of a two-year deal, as opposed to the 8.75% increase for the first year and 8.25% for the second year, which employers had put forward.  The SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union’s (Satawu’s) Zanele Sabela said:  "We came up with a counter offer of 9% in the first year and 8% in the second year.  We've already sent it to the bargaining council and they will send it to the employers to see if they agree. The strike will not be over until an agreement has been signed."

  • This short report by Kaylynn Palm is at EWN
  • Read too, Bus driver strike set to drag on as compromise proposal rejected by unions, at BusinessLive


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