South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) has accepted the latest offer by bus employers effectively bringing the national strike to an end.
SATAWU sent its acceptance of the one-year agreement to the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) on Friday morning. The majority union in the bus sector, TAWUSA and TAWU effectively ended the national strike by accepting the offer. The agreement is effective as of 1 April 2017.
Terms of the agreement include the following:
A 9% across-the-board wage increase backdated to 1 April 2017
Overtime rate of 1.5 times the normal hourly rate
Allowances increased by 10% include Travel, Subsistence, Night Shift and Cross Border
R400 per month Dual Driver Allowance
Outstanding Constitutional issues such dispute resolution and agency fee will be sent to the Central Committee of the Bargaining Council for consideration.
It is important to note that any other agreements signed on the shop floor (e.g. Autopax) are superseded by this agreement.
SATAWU would once again like to apologise to the thousands of commuters for the inconvenience caused during this strike.
Zanele Sabela, SATAWU Media Officer
011 403 2077/ firstname.lastname@example.org