Prasa strike enters day 11

2010-05-27 08:10

Many train commuters were left to fend for themselves again today

as railway workers continued to down tools in strike that started last


“We’re still running at 32%,” Gauteng Metrorail spokeswoman Nana

Zenani repeated this morning, the fourth day that services were only operating


Last week, about two million commuters were left stranded as all

Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl services were shut down.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) had

rejected a 10% wage increase offer from the Passenger Rail Agency of South

Africa (Prasa), demanding 13% instead.

Satawu general secretary Zenzo Mahlangu said there were

behind-the-scene talks going on in a bid to resolve the wage deadlock.

Prasa acting chief executive Tumisang Kgaboesele was not

immediately available for comment.

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