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Thread: Nationwide bus strike to start on Wednesday

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    A nationwide bus strike is set to start on Wednesday, the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC) said on Monday.

    The strike will put at least 80% of the country's passenger buses on lock-down over a pay dispute.

    "The impact is going to be felt right across the republic," Gary Wilson, secretary general of SARPBC told News24.

    A last resort will be to approach the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for help after there was no change of heart by unions and employers in the 30 days' cooling off period which started on March 16 after a deadlock was declared, he said.

    The strike will affect short and long-distance journeys, with a few exceptions such as Intercape.

    The SARPBC will apply for the CCMA's help in terms of section 150 of the Labour Relations Act, which could give the minister of transport permission to step in and help resolve the impasse, Wilson explained.
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    ah yes...almost strike season is it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    ah yes...almost strike season is it not?
    Looks like strike season.

    - It was a strike at Frankfurt Airport last week. Chaos and inconvenience.
    - Seville, it was another Taxi strike last Friday, Vueling flight was delayed
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    Will they be allowed to block roads? peacefully of course, the way the farmers did.
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    "Unions want night shift to be between 16:00 and 06:00, instead of the current 20:00 to 03:00"

    They want to work for 14 hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedViking View Post
    "Unions want night shift to be between 16:00 and 06:00, instead of the current 20:00 to 03:00"

    They want to work for 14 hours?
    More overtime possibilities in the 14-hour window.

    I got a notification from the Gautrain yesterday about this - there's a possibility the Gaubus will be affected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquila ka Hecate View Post
    More overtime possibilities in the 14-hour window.

    I got a notification from the Gautrain yesterday about this - there's a possibility the Gaubus will be affected.
    Can anyone confirm the gautrain buses are affected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamr View Post
    Can anyone confirm the gautrain buses are affected?
    I tried asking our friendly bus driver this morning, but he wasn't saying.

    My feeling is that they will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamr View Post
    Can anyone confirm the gautrain buses are affected?
    We got a notification on the app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ho3n3r View Post
    We got a notification on the app.
    Yes, but they used words like "potential" and "may". Trying not to be alarmist, I guess.
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    Yeah, you lazy sub-saharans should just work harder so you can afford a car.

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    jassis im so gatvol about all of this every year or 2... FFS, cant these clowns agree a 5 year deal at least, because while i understand these guys should have a decent wage, there are some people who earn less than them. Those people cant go on a strike like these bus drivers, because they will lose their jobs if they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icemanbrfc View Post
    jassis im so gatvol about all of this every year or 2... FFS, cant these clowns agree a 5 year deal at least, because while i understand these guys should have a decent wage, there are some people who earn less than them. Those people cant go on a strike like these bus drivers, because they will lose their jobs if they do.
    Well actually they often do have multi-year increase agreements, but then demand more in a subsequent year which almost inevitably turns into a strike. And unfortunately the people going on strike can't do the basic arithmetic that shows going on anything more than a very brief strike results in losing more than is gained from the increase they eventually accept.

    Almost anyone in full-time employment can go on strike, but they lose out on pay just like these bus drivers will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius.van.Breda View Post
    Yeah, you lazy sub-saharans should just work harder so you can afford a car.
    We do. It's just more convenient to use the train.
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    Safe to assume that tomorrow there is no gautrain bus service?

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