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Table Mountain Cable-way up and running despite strike

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Operations at the iconic Table Mountain Aerial Cableway are functioning normally, despite the strike action from select staff continuing.

According to the booking office at the Lower Cableway Station, operations are running smoothly and on schedule. The first cable car ascends the mountain at 08:30, while the last ride is scheduled to ascend at 16:00, and descend at 17:00.

Strategic operational changes have been implemented to limit the strike impact on visitors. Changes include the temporary closure of the Wi-Fi Lounge during this period.

Visitors are encouraged to buy tickets online. Visitors can also obtain a refund in line with standard terms and conditions, should they choose to.

The strike action continues despite further discussions with the South African Commercial Catering Workers’ Union (SACCAWU), where the Cableway presented an increased offer of a 10% increase to all staff earning under R10 000 and an 8% increase to all staff earning over R10 000.

Staff members have chosen to go ahead with industrial action regardless of the offer. Discussions continue.

On Thursday night, 29 September, Table Mountain lit up in fiery red in recognition of World Heart Day, the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Although conditions were slightly chilly in the Mother City, photos from the display look marvelous. Check it out.

[Source: Traveller24]
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