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Meeting to resolve Algoa Bus strike planned for Thursday

By Charl Bosch - Oct 8, 2015
Meeting to resolve Algoa Bus strike planned for Thursday

Members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) are reportedly expected to meet with management of the Algoa Bus Company later today, to discuss ways on ending the current strike action in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Regular commuters have been forced to make use of taxis or other forms of transport after bus drivers embarked on the strike sixteen days ago, following the breakdown of a meeting between the union, company and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over a number of demands.

“We are of the view that we may raise two to three issues that had been the key issues that enforced workers to embark on industrial action and the other issues because all the issues are eight issues. There other issues we believe can be dealt amicably, whilst the strike is off and the workers are working,” SATAWU Provincial Secretary Honest Sinama told the SABC.

Algoa Bus CEO Sicelo Duze has confirmed to the public broadcaster that it hopes to reach an agreement and prevent the strike from continuing.