JOHANNESBURG – It would be another drag day for commuters as the nationwide bus strike continues. The strike has made commuting for people who rely on public transport very hard. In reports last week, Japanese drivers were made an example of a progressive strike action that does not affect commuters but bus owners.
The spokesperson for union believes there is hope that the strike action would end this week and commuters can get access to buses as usual.
The last stumbling block to ending the strike is the issue of back-dated pay. The Union has made new offer presentations last week. Union and workers have reached an agreement of the percentage of wages but union are now demanding a back-date to the terms agreed upon.
Employers are offering a 9 percent increase in the first year and 8 percent in the second year.
The delays is based on the new term that is expected to be formulated into the plan on the new deal to ensure workers earn for the month of April , by back-dating the terms to the first of April.