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gautrainTimesLIVE reports that Gautrain is set to resume full operations this week after reaching an agreement with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), whose members had been on strike for nearly two weeks.  

Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager advised:  “We are pleased to advise that the strike which commenced on October 5 2020, following wage negotiations that deadlocked between the Bombela Operating Company (BOC) and Numsa, has ended.  Numsa and BOC, with the support of the CCMA, have found a way in which the company’s offer of 4.1% can be supported with employees in the lowest salary bands being better protected through this difficult period.”  Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola reported that the union had agreed on the following: lower-income earners earning up to and including R8,500 per month would receive a R900 per month increase; employees earning R8,501 to R20,000 per month would receive a R850 per month increase; all employees earning more than R20,000 would receive a 4.1% increase; and the increases would be backdated to 1 July 2020.  Workers were set to return to work on Thursday and Nayeger said the standard Gautrain train service would resume on Friday.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nonkululeko Njilo at TimesLIVE

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