Limpopo bus strike grinds slowly

  • by African Times
  • 2 Years ago
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BUKUTA NKUNA

LIMPOPO remains relatively unaffected by the bus strike which has left millions of commuters stranded in large parts of the country today, Wednesday.

A snap survey in the morning showed that the majority of commuters were able to reach economic hubs of the province despite several buses of a major service, Great North Transport (GNT), being grounded.

GNT marketing manager, Patrick Monkwe, could not guarantee commuters reliable service: “Remember that this strike affects all bus operators at a provincial level but we are in talks with unions at the moment.”

Olivia Maponya the executive director of Kopano Bus Services’ executive director, Olivia Maponya, said the workers were not participating in the strike as the company was not a member of SARPBAC.

“We did hold a meeting with our workers in an effort to clear up the confusion,” said Maponya.

Members of the SA Transport and other unions are demanding a 15% wage increase while whilst employers are offering a 7,5%.

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