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Putco apologises to commuters over bus driver strike

Drivers affiliated to various unions have embarked on a nationwide strike after negotiations between the union and the employers reached a deadlock.

FILE: A Putco bus. Picture: facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG - Bus company Putco has apologised for the inconvenience caused by a strike which has seen some of its employees down tools.

Drivers affiliated to various unions have embarked on a nationwide strike after negotiations between the union and the employers reached a deadlock.

Workers are demanding a 12% wage hike while employers are only offering 7.5%.

Putco's Andrew Sefala says negotiations with the union will continue on Wednesday.

“Our engagement will continue through our bargaining council. We believe it is in the interest of our workers, the operator and all commuters that we continue engagement to find an amicable solution going forward.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)