Satawu back in talks with bus companies

Trade union National Union of Metal Works of South Africa (Satawu) are back at the bargaining council to discuss a national bus strike after drivers downed tools on Wednesday morning.

Golden Arrow and MyCiti buses have ceased operations along with long distance bus services.

Drivers are demanding a 12% pay hike, while employers have offered them 7.5%.

Eyewitness News reporter Xolani Koyana was in Mitchells Plain, where MyCiti commuters were left stranded.

Koyana says the impact has caused frustration amongst commuters.

A lot of people were frustrated by the fact that a lot for them did not know that there was a strike that was supposed to happen. There was also frustration around the fact that Golden Arrow allowed them to buy clip cards on Monday even though they knew a strike was coming and did not make alternative arrangements for people to get to work.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full report by EWN's Xolani Koyana.....

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