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Employers must compromise on wages to avoid bus sector strike

Numsa said talks had stalled with the employers unwilling to budge on their offer, which the union said was “a no-offer”.

JOHANNESBURG — Metalworkers’ union Numsa has said if employers in the bus industry want to avoid a national strike next month, they must make a real compromise on wages and working conditions.

Numsa said talks had stalled with the employers unwilling to budge on their offer, which the union said was “a no-offer”.

He said his members had borne the financial brunt of the pandemic, being denied significant pay raises for the past two years.

“We call on all locals and regions of Numsa to hold urgent filing meetings, local and general assemblies; regional shop steward committees to mobilize, agitate and our members for the eventuality which seems certain, which is a complete shutdown of the industry. The employers’ offer is a non-offer,” said Numsa’s Phakamile Hlubi-Majola.

She said Numsa had obtained a strike certificate earlier this month, which would protect a strike before Good Friday once the cooling-off period expired.

The strike could put a major damper on thousands of commuters hoping to travel to see family over the Easter long weekend.



Employers must compromise on wages to avoid bus sector strike

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