Commuters struggling as bus strike continues

Bus commuters are once again urged to find alternative transport on Monday morning as the nation-wide bus strike continues. This comes after negotiations between the unions and the employers deadlocked once again last week. The unions have revised their demand from 9.5% to 9% for the first year, while employers are[…]

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How the national bus strike will affect you

There is no sign that the national bus strike planned for Wednesday will be called off, the bus drivers’ bargaining council said on Tuesday. “It is definitely going ahead tomorrow,” said Gary Wilson, secretary general of the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC). The council, which represents at least[…]

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Commuters to brace for nationwide bus strike

As a result of dead locked wage negotiations, Golden Arrow has confirmed that a nationwide strike is set to take place on Wednesday 18th April. Golden Arrow Spokesperson, Bronwen Dyke Beyer says negotiations are still underway and they are hopeful that an agreement can be reached soon. “If the strike[…]

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Bus strike called off, but Numsa vows to continue

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant announced on Friday afternoon that the bus strike is now over as the majority of unions reached an agreement. She said she is pleased that three unions have signed agreement, including the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) and two others. She[…]

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Passengers left stranded amid nationwide bus strike

Thousands of passengers across the country are likely to be left stranded on Wednesday due to strike action by bus drivers. Bus transport sector unions say their members won’t be returning to work until their demands are met. Starting Wednesday, drivers affiliated to five unions, including Satawu and Numsa will be protesting[…]

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Satawu denies role in Metrorail vandalism

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) on Tuesday emphatically denied any involvement in the spate of vandalism of Metrorail’s Western Cape infrastructure. Insinuations that its members were involved in the recent sabotage of trains were not true, and it had complied with an interdict preventing its planned strike[…]

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Satawu to stage protest

The South African Transport and Allied Union (Satawu) will be staging a demonstration in the next 24 hours if their request for mediation with bus operating company Transpeninsula is not addressed by the City of Cape Town. Satawu Western Cape provincial secretary Thembela Dakufe said the City remains averse to[…]

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