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Algoa Bus strike continues as parties fail to meet

OCTOBER 9, 2015
Algoa Bus strike continues as parties fail to meet

The strike by Algoa Bus staff in Port Elizabeth on Friday morning entered its 17th day after a meeting between the company and unions that had been called for Thursday morning failed to proceed.

Commuters have had to find alternative ways of getting to and from work since the 23rd of September, when the strike began.

Apparently some of the striking unions, led by the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), were not ready to meet with the Algoa Bus management.

Local radio station, Algoa FM News, also reported that some of the minority unions involved in the strike were understandably not happy that management had not written to them about the meeting in time.

The parties had also been expected to meet on Tuesday to try and find common ground.

Algoa Bus Company, last week urged commuters to be patient as "we are trying our best to get our buses back on the road".