Nationwide bus strike

FILE: Bus services will come to a standstill tomorrow. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has announced there would be a national bus strike from Friday.

All buses around the country will not be operational.

The strike is due to failed negotiations after unions raised issues about higher wages, allowances and working conditions.

Satawu spokesperson Vincent Masoga said the failed interventions were the cause of the strike.

Gautrain spokesperson Errol Braithwaite said their bus services would also not be available on Friday.

“There will be no bus services at all. We also understand that a lot of passengers will revert to their cars parked at our stations and we will do our best to provide more parking.”