South Africas High-speed Train Workers End Two-week Strike


JOHANNESBURG – Workers at South Africa’s high-speed train service that mainly caters for business commuters ended a two-week strike over pay on Monday after reaching a 12-month agreement with their employer, and promised to resume work by Tuesday.

The Bombela Operating Company, which operates the rapid train and bus system in Gauteng province with services to the country’s main airport, the capital Pretoria and commercial hub Johannesburg, had reduced train operations due to the strike.

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and the United National Transport Union (UNTU) said their members had agreed to an 8 percent wage increase across the board.

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