6 Sep 2011

Joburg strike enters fifth week with legal victory

Johannesburg, South Africa
Striking bus drivers have vowed not to back down after their employer, Piotrans, lost a second court bid to instruct them to return to work. The strike began on August 1, its key demands being an increase in drivers salaries from R5000 to R15000, plus medical aid and a provident fund.
The SAMWU union spokesperson Menzi Luthuli said the workers were in high spirits after the court ruling. “They are more united, they are saying they will not back down.” 
Luthuli said the workers were still open to negotiation with Piotrans.

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