Metrobus staff to resume work this morning

SABC News reports that Metrobus in Johannesburg says it expects its employees to resume work this morning following last night’s marathon talks between management and labour unions. Metrobus says the two parties agreed that workers would return to work on Friday. Metrobus workers embarked on a work stoppage on Wednesday afternoon leaving thousands of commuters stranded.

The South African Municipal Worker’s Union (Samwu) says the action was not a strike. It says workers wanted to present Metrobus management with a list of grievances. Metrobus Spokesperson, Tshepo Nathan says, “We started with a list of 19 demands, those matters have been narrowed to seven. Management has on its own part given a response on these matters and the way forward to labour. Labour will then speak to its constituencies and ongoing discussions.”

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