Johannesburg - A wage agreement has been signed between the
Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the SA Transport and Allied Workers
Union (Satawu), the union said on Monday.
"This is a major victory, particularly as the
settlement addresses the needs of the most vulnerable workers," said
spokesperson Reagoikanya Molopyane.
The agreement included an annual salary increase of 8% to
all Prasa junior employees, backdated to the beginning of last month. In
addition, the salaries of bargaining unit employees were increased to a minimum
of R4 500 per month.
Coach cleaners, track helpers and general workers' salaries were doubled as a result of the agreement, to R4 500 per month.
"The collective bargaining team displayed a magnificent
fighting spirit and determination to struggle for a decent living wage,"