Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

boardroomtableSowetanLive reports that transport unions have warned of a looming strike in the bus sector after two months of wage negotiations have failed to result in an agreement.  

A four-day CCMA mediation over a week ago also failed to get to an agreement for Satawu, Numsa and three other unions in the SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council.  Satawu spokesperson Zanele Sabela said a strike seemed inevitable next month.  She advised as follows:  "Satawu, Numsa, Towu, Tawusa and Taswu were given a certificate of non-resolution after the four-day mediation they took part in with employer associations COBEA and SABEA failed to produce a wage agreement.”  The parties will now observe a 30-day cooling-off period.  The unions are now pinning their hopes on the last round of mediation set for 30 March to 1 April.  The unions are seeking a one-year agreement, while employers want a three-year deal.  On wages, labour has proposed an 8.5% and 7.5% increment for the two categories of workers respectively.  Employers are offering 6% for year one, 5.5% for year two and 5.5% for year three for the one category and 4.5% increase for each of the three years for the other category.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Isaac Mahlangu at SowetanLive

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page


Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page