Satawu: Collapse of wage negotiations led to bus strike

A national bus strike is planned for Wednesday could leave commuters stranded.

South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) National Coordinator Solomon Mahlangu spoke to Gugu Mhlungu, on The Afternoon Drive. He says the bus strike has arisen because of the collapse in wage negotiations which started in January.

We couldn't agree on the issues between us as the trade union involved and the employer. One of the problems are long hours that workers are working, this is the only sector where workers are expected to work for more that 14 hours a day.

Solomon Mahlangu, Satawu, National Coordinator

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