Thursday, April 2, 2009

60,000 Transit Workers Threaten Strike Over Wages

Transit worker unions are threatening a countrywide strike of more than 60,000 people if demands for wage increases are not met.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) said about 60 000 workers, including 30 000 Satawu members, would participate in the strike.

"The critical issue here is the minimum wage which is very low," Satawu spokesperson Tabudi Ramakgolo said.

Strike could cripple public transport system
Independent Online
April 1, 2009