22 Apr 2013

South Africa: national strike over wages

Drivers at operators across South Africa began a  strike over wages on Friday. The companies hit included the nation's largest, Putco, which runs 1,600 buses. Workers are asking for an 18 percent wage rise, but the employers have only offered 2.5 percent, according to the SATAWU union.
The drivers are also demanding a minimum wage of R6,000 (£426) a month across the industry, a R1,000 (£71) housing allowance, and an increase in medical aid contributions.

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