Tebogo Msimanga |
Wage negotiations between the Gautrain and National Union of Mine Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) didn’t bear any fruits. The Company offered a 4.1% increase in salaries and all benefits. NUMSA rejected this offer. They are demanding a 26 % salary increase.
NUMSA has given notice that workers affiliated with the union will embark on strike action as of Monday, 05 October 2020.
Gautrain Spokesperson Kesagee Nayager said as per the provisions in the Labour Relations Act, this strike will be carried out on a no work, no pay basis.
“We will implement a contingency plan to ensure we can still deliver a train service to our passengers during this unfortunate strike action. Additional security measures have been implemented on the Gautrain system and the safety of our passengers will not be compromised.”
The bus and mini-bus service will not be affected by the strike and will operate as per the standard schedule.
“We apologise in advance for the inconvenience to our passengers and we will keep them informed of any changes in this regard.” concluded Nayager