DEVELOPING: Satawu members embark on march in Cape Town during #BusStrike negotiations

2018-04-19 05:25

The national bus strike enters its second day with the parties still far apart in wage negotiations.

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19 Apr 13:15

19 Apr 13:01
Negotiations break for lunch

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19 Apr 12:38
Satawu members are marching in Cape Town calling for other workers to join them

19 Apr 11:55
Unions and employers deadlocked on bus drivers with no new offers on the table

19 Apr 11:54
As bus strike negotiations are underway, municipal workers are demanding a 15% salary increase, Salga is offering 7%

19 Apr 11:34
Bus drivers in Cape Town have gathered at the Golden Arrow Bus Services terminus in the CBD

19 Apr 10:41
Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says the union wants a quick resolution to the strike

19 Apr 10:30

19 Apr 10:29
Bus drivers apologise to commuters for the inconvenience caused by the bus strike

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Unconfirmed reports that taxi drivers intimidated motorists who gave lifts to stranded commuters

19 Apr 09:47
The South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu), the Transport and Omnibus Workers' Union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the Tirisano Transport Workers' Union are ready to begin negotiations

19 Apr 09:26

Some unions and employer representatives have arrived at the conference centre to conduct negotiations to resolve the bus strike.  

Unions are demanding 12% and employers offered 7%


19 Apr 09:23
A CCMA commissioner will be present during negotiations between unions and employers to resolve the bus strike

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Some learners struggling to get to school on Day 2 of the national bus strike

19 Apr 08:51
Bus drivers gathering at Park Station in Gauteng

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Some desperate commuters are walking to work as bus strike continues

19 Apr 08:03

No bus liners affiliated to Satawu operating in Johannesburg  

Long queues at taxi ranks


19 Apr 08:01
Some taxis are given their regulars first preference, says Mitchells Plain bus commuter regular, frustrated by the bus strike

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Roads around Johannesburg struggling to cope with traffic volumes

19 Apr 07:03
I thought there will be enough taxis, but I've been waiting in this queue for a very long time. – Commuter complains about the national bus strike

19 Apr 07:01

Satawu also raises issues of dual drivers on long-distance buses where only one driver is paid and the other gets R400 allowance. The second driver only gets paid when the primary driver tires and needs a relief driver to take over.  

They are also fighting against the R595 allowance given to drivers when they spend nights away, arguing that there are no establishments that charge that amount where a driver can sleep comfortably and be able to drive safely the following day. – Satawu statement


19 Apr 07:00
We are also looking at having a minimum wage of R8 000 but they want to keep it where it is at R6 070. - Zanele Sabela, spokesperson of Satawu

19 Apr 06:58

19 Apr 06:54
Some bus commuters who have been standing in queues since 04:30 are still queueing for taxis at 06:50

19 Apr 06:26

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Taxis are doing a roaring trade as bus strike hurts commuters

19 Apr 06:13
WATCH: 'It's chaos' - Mitchells Plain commuters frustrated by bus strike

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Yesterday the taxi I was in loaded 25 passengers. Please take them off the road and improve the bus services. Our transportation systems is in poor condition for such a proud city. – Facebook user comments to News24 on the bus strike

19 Apr 06:03
It's cost me too much money. I will have to borrow money if this strike goes on for a week, says a Limpopo commuter

19 Apr 06:02
Series of meetings scheduled today to resolve the bus strike

19 Apr 06:00
I got to the Town Centre at 04:15, says a regular Mitchells Plain bus commuter. Yesterday it was a mad house

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Traffic building up early on the roads in Cape Town

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Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has called for a speedy solution to the strike

19 Apr 05:27

2 days set aside for talks as CCMA intervenes in nationwide bus strike

Unions and employer associations are expected to meet at the bargaining table at 10:00 on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day.


19 Apr 05:27

#BusStrike: Taxis bracing for busy day as bus drivers go on strike

Thousands of commuters will wake up on Wednesday to the nationwide bus strike that is set to kick off at 05:30, while taxi and rail operators are bracing for crowds and long queues.

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