Gautrain operator Bombela tabled a new pay offer for employees on Tuesday, trade union Utatu-Sarhwu said.
“Although the Bombela offer still falls short of our members’ most recent demand, it is a significant move in the right direction, that includes a guaranteed 13th cheque for all employees,” Utatu-Sarhwu general secretary Steve Harris said in a statement.
“On the strength of that... we will be recommending that our members accept the offer.”
During wage talks, Bombela kept offering a 6.4 percent increase, which union members rejected, said Harris.
On Friday, the company upped the offer to seven percent, including a 13th cheque and additional benefits.
“We are more comfortable with this...and we are asking our members to seriously consider what's on offer.”
Harris said the response from the union's members would be available on Monday, July 30.
The union was formed in June from the merger of the United Transport and Allied Trade Union and the SA Railway and Harbour Workers' Union. - Sapa