Unions called back to negotiate with bus companies amid nationwide strike

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) confirmed that trade unions have been called back to the Bargaining Council by bus companies.

Read: Numsa not backing down from 15% salary hike demand for bus drivers

Thousands of bus drivers affiliated to various trade unions downed tools on Wednesday after negotiations reached a deadlock, reports EWN's Xolani Koyana.

Bus companies have now requested to resume negotiations with trade unions on Wednesday afternoon.

It seems the bus companies reached out to the Bargaining Council and all the unions have been notified and will meet from 14:30 this afternoon.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

Bus drivers are demanding a salary hike and improved working conditions.

Also read: Nationwide bus strike kicks into gear on Wednesday

The nationwide strike affects bus services including MyCiti, Golden Arrow, Autopax, Greyhound, Putco, Gauteng Coaches, Mega Coaches, Mayibuye, Rea Vaya, and Great North Transport.

It's yet to be seen whether the strike action will be cut short following the negotiations.

Koyana says many commuters claim bus companies did not communicate about the bus strike, leaving many stranded and frustrated.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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