Bus Strike

The weeks-long bus strike will continue as the wage offer was rejected by the unions this week.
A deferment agreement could see an end to the four-week-long bus strike.
“Sometimes I arrive in Johannesburg in the morning … Then I get a call that I am off [that day]. This doesn’t give me time to plan my day."
"Until we actually come out to say this is over, the strike continues," National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) spokesperson Phakhamile Hlubi said on Thursday.
MyCiti, Putco, Rea Vaya, Gautrain bus service among those services suspended.
Passenger bus services are a vital tool in breaking down the effects of apartheid spatial planning. When the service is interrupted, for the poorest, there is no plan B.
Dangerous working hours and pay as low as R5,000 are some of the reasons for the national bus strike, say unions.
Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) have rejected the latest wage offer by employers in the Bus Passenger sector.
Unless a deal is reached soon, passenger bus liners will not be operating this weekend.
Millions of commuters will be stranded if an agreement between unions and employers fails.
If you struggled on your way into work today we’ve got bad news – there are more bus strikes to come. Members of the Unite
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