Satawu to address media on latest offer for bus drivers

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Trade union, Satawu, will address the media in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon after employers in the bus strike made a revised offer to the unions in the hope of ending the crippling bus drivers’ strike.

The unions say they will only divulge details of the new offer after presenting it to workers.

The bus companies and the workers’ unions met in Johannesburg on Thursday in a desperate attempt to find an end to the four-week long strike.

Before the meeting, the employers were offering a 8.75% salary increase for the first year and 8.25% for the following year.

The unions were demanding 9% for this year and 8% for next year.

Satawu spokesperson Zanele Sabela says, “The meeting between the unions and employers produced an offer. The offer will be reported back to workers before its communicated to the public. We will, however, hold a press conference at 3pm to let the public know.”