The Bombela Operating Company (BOC) requested an urgent meeting with the Secretariat of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) in an attempt to prevent a strike of operational employees of the Gautrain.
The request to meet with UNTU Acting General Secretary Neels Haasbroek and Deputy General Secretary Pieter Greyling comes after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) issued UNTU with a certificate of non-resolution on the ongoing wage dispute.
This means that UNTU can at any stage give the employer 48-hour notice to embark on a protected indefinite strike.
UNTU is demanding the following based on the current global economic recession which has a devastating impact on the daily lives of all our members:
Basic Salary 10%
Housing Allowance R1600
Transport Allowance R800 or Staff card usage for Office workers
NWTS R64 per hour
Night Shift Allowance To be increase by 10%
Medical Aid Contribution 55 / 45
Incentive Bonuses R20 000 for all employees
Bombela’s final offer is the following:
Basic Salary: 8.5% across the board, no incentive to be paid.
UNTU, in accordance with its Constitution, will now embark on a process to obtain a mandate from the majority of its members at the Bombela Operating Company to decide if they accept or decline the final offer of the Employer.
Viva UNTU Viva. Phambili!!!!
Issued on behalf of the UNTU by Sonja Carstens, Media, Liaison and Communication Officer. For UNTU Press Statement phone 082 463 6806 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.