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A Re YengEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says its planned shutdown of the A Re Yeng bus services in the City of Tshwane will no longer go ahead this coming week.

According to the union, it has reached an agreement on its demand for a transport allowance for its members. Aggrieved workers had been at loggerheads with the agencies responsible for running Tshwane's bus services, demanding an allowance of R2,500 for transport. Members had threatened to strike and shut down services if the metro failed to intervene in the collapsed negotiations. Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi Majola advised that workers have settled for a R900 allowance, and a night shift allowance of R20 per hour. “"They did not have medical aid, and now we've secured medical aid with a 30% contribution from the employer. We've also secured an increase in annual leave for those employees who've been at the company for more than two years. We've secured annual bonuses for all employees, and for the first time workers will receive long service benefits where they will receive a cash payout after five years," Hlubi-Majola indicated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Rafiq Wagiet & Mihlali Ntsabo at EWN

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