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CCMAEWN reports that according to Johannesburg’s Metrobus service, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has been called to intervene in negotiations between the company and workers from the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of SA (Demawusa).  

Commuters have been left stranded for several days after drivers went on strike last week over a number of issues, including salary increases.  Last week, the bus operator held talks with union bosses that eventually deadlocked.  Indicating that no offer had been put on the table as Demawusa was not a recognised union, Goodwill Shivuri of Metrobus said:  “These issues sit at the Bargaining Council with the unions that we have an agreement with.  So, it’s very difficult for us to go against what we already have an agreement on.  That’s why we’ve referred the matter to CCMA.”  But the Demawusa’s Dion Makhura disputed that and insisted that Metrobus was not part of the SA Local Government Association (Salga) at the bargaining council.  The matter will be heard at the CCMA on Wednesday.

  • A short report by Kgomotso Modise is at EWN


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