BUS STRIKE CONTINUES AS UNIONS AWAIT RESPONSE TO COUNTER-OFFER

JOHANNESBURG-¬†Unions representing striking bus drivers are awaiting a response from employers on whether they’ll be accepting their wage demands.

It is understood that the labour unions came up with a counter offer to end the month long bus strike.

The unions have changed their stance, they now demanding a 9% increase in the first year, 8% in the second year, not the 8.75% for first year and 8.25% in the second year the employers offered.

Zanele Sabela of South Africa Transport and Allied Workers Unions (Satawu’s) 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.”

Until an agreement is reached, the bus strikes continues.

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