A “wildcat” strike by MyCiti bus drivers appeared to enter its second day on Tuesday as the bus service announced disruptions to several routes around Cape Town. Around 200 protesting MyCiti employees at the Cape Town Civic centre had on Monday promised to continue with their strike if their demands[…]
The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union has confirmed that a bus strike in the Western Cape is not scheduled to take place. The union’s announcement follows media reports that a bus strike may be on the cards. Spokesperson Zanele Sabela said although there was no planned strike action,[…]
In an attempt to break the stalemate in the nationwide bus strike, the Bargaining Council and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration have put a new wage proposal on the table. The workers are demanding a 9.5 % wage increase this year and 9% next year. Bus companies have[…]
Bus commuters are once again urged to find alternative transport on Monday morning as the nation-wide bus strike continues. This comes after negotiations between the unions and the employers deadlocked once again last week. The unions have revised their demand from 9.5% to 9% for the first year, while employers are[…]
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet on Thursday with bus operators and unions in another attempt to end the deadlocked pay and conditions talks. The meeting is scheduled to start at the Garden Court Hotel beside Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport at 11:00. Agreement appears[…]
A group of tourists were forced to disembark from a tour bus in the Cape Town Grand Parade on Tuesday as the national bus strike enters its seventh day. Union members said Eldo Coaches forms part of the strike agreement and demanded that the bus driver join the protest action.[…]
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has confirmed that parties will re-enter talks facilitated by the Department of Labour, on Tuesday. This as the nationwide bus strike continues for a seventh day, with no end in sight for commuters. Unions representing bus drivers, including Satawu and Numsa,[…]
Metrorail in the Western Cape says its services will add additional trips to assist commuters during the national bus strike. Thousands of commuters in Cape Town, like the rest of the country, are again expected to be stranded Monday morning due to the continuing strike. Trade unions Satawu and Numsa,[…]
Commuters in Cape Town already in the midst of a bus strike have to contend with a near breakdown of train services, after Metrorail announced massive delays across its network on Friday morning. The company said there were delays of more than 60 minutes on all lines heading into Cape[…]
By Loushe Jordaan The situation at Mitchell’s Plain bus station remained the same if not worse than Wednesday, as workers affiliated to bus unions embarked on a second day of strike action. Some 1500 commuters were queuing since the early hours of this morning in hopes of getting to work[…]
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