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Bus drivers set for nationwide strike on Wednesday

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2018-04-17 Monique Mortlock

a passenger bus that is parked on the side of a building: Golden Arrow buses line up at Cape Town Station to pick up commuters. 29 January 2009. © Danya Philander/Eyewitness News Golden Arrow buses line up at Cape Town Station to pick up commuters. 29 January 2009. CAPE TOWN – Bus drivers countrywide are to down their keys from Wednesday. Unions have given notice of the industrial action after wage talks deadlocked.

The strike will affect short and long-distance bus services, including MyCiti.

The City of Cape Town's Brett Herron says: “We urge the party to the Bargaining Council to work hard at finding a solution as soon as possible since this will have huge impact on the city and its traffic flow and commuters.”

Among unions demands is a 12% across the board pay increase.

Employers are offering a staggered increase starting from 7% over three years.

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