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Rea Vaya bus strike may end today

Piotrans says the outcome of a meeting with drivers is expected by midday.

Piotrans says the outcome of a meeting with drivers is expected by midday. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Rea Vaya bus operators are expected to meet with striking drivers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers' Union this morning in an effort to resolve their strike.

Drivers went on an indefinite strike yesterday saying they were unhappy with the shift system.

They want a preferential system based on seniority.

But Piotrans argues this demand is impossible to meet as 95 percent of drivers have been with the company since its inception four years ago.

Piotrans spokesperson Dumisani Mntambo says the outcome of the meeting is expected by midday.

"They have made minor changes to the agreement so it's possible that at 12:00 today we might announce that the strike is ending. It will depend on how long it will take for us to attend to the proposed changes."

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