Bus strike enters its 14th day

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The city of Cape Town is requesting MyCity bus commuters to make alternative travelling arrangements again Tuesday on Worker’s Day.

This comes as the bus strike enters its 14th day.

Wage talks between the unions and the SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council have deadlocked.

Unions are demanding a 9.5% wage increase. Employers say they can only afford 8.5%.

Cape Town Mayoral Committee member for Transport, Brett Herron says buses will remain suspended until further notice.

Speaking on Sunrise Satawu spokesperson, Zanele Sabela says on Monday the unions met.

“They decided that we should write to the bargaining council and ask the GS to convene a meeting for this week. Those thorny issues unfortunately are still there. The employers are looking at giving us that 9% but they are giving it to us for 11 months and then 8% for the second year. We’re demanding 9.5% and 8.5% for the second year.”

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