Johannesburg - The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Monday said Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) wants to talk to the UNTU on how it proposes to implement the 19 points of a collective agreement the passenger rail agency ignored for more than 16 months.
This comes after the
This means that Untu can
All the timeframes set-out for implementation of the collective agreement have already lapsed.
Steve Harris, General Secretary of UNTU, took the matter up with Zide personally. Zide saw to it that managers in his office who did not adhere to the implementation of a lawful agreement in the first place, are now tasked with sorting out the mess they have made.
“PRASA citing its dire
financial situation as the reason why it cannot adhere to the terms of the
agreement. This will no longer be a valid excuse after the
The 19 disputes issues include the 45-hour weekly averaging, sick leave, transport for nightshift employees, uniforms and discrepancies in the payment of overtime, salaries disparity and alignment, the acting policy and performance management systems for junior officials.
A date for the talks would be announced soon.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE