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UNTUANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) announced on Tuesday that it had signed a 7.3% wage agreement with the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and had secured a guarantee that no employee would be retrenched in the next financial year.  

Untu is the majority union at the rail agency.  The agreement will be backdated to 1 April and is applicable until 31 March next year.  It will be implemented across the board for all Prasa employees, including those who either belong to another union or are not affiliated to any.  A clause stipulates that if any other union gets a better deal from Prasa, that should also apply in respect of Untu members.  Untu also indicated that it was mobilising support for a strike and other protest action planned for next month by Fedusa, to which it is affiliated, to "force government to take action to ensure that all South Africans receive a safe and reliable passenger rail service and that all employees of Prasa work in a safe and decent working environment".

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