No agreement yet to end bus strike

Golden Arrow buses parked at the terminus in the Cape Town CBD. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN
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CAPE TOWN - Transport unions are still locked in meetings with the two bus employer associations in a bid to reach a mutual agreement concerning wages.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) and Transport Omnibus Workers Union (Towu) said at this stage, they were not sure how long the meeting could carry on for.

Until an agreement is reached, unions are not prepared to divulge any information.

Bus workers embarked on a nationwide strike last week demanding an 18 percent wage increase.

But employers are only prepared to offer 6.5 percent, which workers say will make no difference to their current earnings.

Over 200,000 Golden Arrow commuters have been affected by the strike.

No reports of violence have been reported.