15 Oct 2012

South Africa: indefinite strike over pay

Johannesburg, South Africa
Rea Vaya drivers walked out on strike today, demanding a pay increase of R3,000 (£213) a month before they return to work. This follows failed pay talks between unions and the operator PioTrans last week. The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) said its members are demanding a major increase after bus dispatchers received a 40 percent rise. The strikers are also demanding better hours and pension contributions, which were promised to them in 2011 during the last strike action.

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