SADTU and SATAWU have vowed to make submissions against the essentialisation of education and public transport sector
Trade unions in the bus industry are consulting with their members on a new wage offer from the employers.
The bus strike may continue into the long weekend. While a 9% salary increase has been agreed, other demands remain unresolved between unions representing bus drivers and employers.
Bus drivers went on a national strike demanding better working conditions that include salary increases, insourcing and medical aid benefits for the drivers.
Trade unions and community activists came out against the implementation of the minimum wage and the proposed labour law amendments.
On 17 November 2017 three bills were gazetted that propose major changes to the rights of workers through amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as well as the introduction of the National Minimum Wage bill. Taken together these bills represent the rolling back of hard won rights for workers.