JOHANNESBURG: Bus companies say they are still open to negotiations to end the protracted driver strike.
Employers are offering a 9% salary increase from this month until next march. This will be followed by an 8% hike from April 2019 until March 2020.
Unions want a 9.5% increase among other demands.
John Dammert from the employer’s caucus explains what mediators’ have suggested at the negotiating table.
“The mediators have made a proposal which we have supported and the mediators’ proposal suggest 8% in first year and 8.5% in the second year, and that’s something we’re quite happy to support.”
The industrial action has lurched into its third week.