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gautrainEWN reports that Gautrain services will be limited heading into the coming week as wage negotiations between striking workers and operating company Bombela remain deadlocked.  

The strike will enter its fifteenth day on Monday, with unions calling on Transport MEC Ismail Vadi to intervene.  The Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa), its affiliate the United National Transport Union (Untu) and the transport service were involved in talks throughout Sunday involving two senior CCMA commissioners.  Workers are apparently now calling for a 9% wage increase, an R15,000 incentive bonus and other benefits such as housing, travel and late shift allowances.  Bombela, meanwhile, is apparently offering 8.6%.  Fedusa general secretary Dennis George commented that “we’re making slow progress, and we might probably have an agreement later on Sunday that we can present to the workers.”

  • Based on reports by Ahmed Kajee at EWN and EWN
  • Read too, Fedusa hopeful as Gautrain talks go into Sunday afternoon, at Fin24

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