As a result of dead locked wage negotiations, Golden Arrow has confirmed that a nationwide strike is set to take place on Wednesday 18th April. Golden Arrow Spokesperson, Bronwen Dyke Beyer says negotiations are still underway and they are hopeful that an agreement can be reached soon. “If the strike[…]
The City of Cape Town has urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to thoroughly investigate those responsible for violent attacks on Cape Town’s public transport system. A Golden Arrow bus driver was fatally shot in an attempted armed robbery in Nyanga while behind the wheel of a bus on[…]
A minibus taxi strike turned ugly in Cape Town on Monday‚ forcing commuters to change their travel plans. Authorities were also braced for a possible taxi strike in the capital Tshwane‚ although it appeared to have been called off at the eleventh hour. Golden Arrow bus service said they had[…]
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has called on the public to snitch on those behind the arson, theft and damage to Metrorail’s trains and cables in Gauteng and the Western Cape, or it may have to start reducing services on high-risk lines. This after two more coaches[…]
Zweli Mugengo is R50 000 in debt. He has loans out on his home, his children’s schooling and a car. Mugengo has been a Golden Arrow bus driver in the Western Cape for the past ten years and currently receives a monthly salary of R11 000 on which he must[…]
The nationwide strike that saw bus drivers down tools until their wage demands were met is set to continue with no clear resolution in sight, leaving thousands of commuters stranded and causing a spike in traffic congestion as more cars hit the streets. Employers are reportedly offering a 7.5% pay[…]
Metrorail will be stepping up it’s services in the wake of a national bus strike starting April 12. The nation wide bus strike is as a result of deadlocked wage negotiations between unions from the South African Road Passengers Bargaining Council and bus companies. Thousands of employees in Cape Town[…]
Unions representing bus drivers have given their employers until Tuesday afternoon to engage them if the looming nationwide strike is to be averted. Thousands of drivers are preparing to go on strike on Wednesday after wage talks with their employers deadlocked. They want a 15% wage hike. The drivers also[…]
As consumers struggle with the constant increases in the price of food and electricity, commuters will now have to contend with another hike in the price of bus fare. Golden Arrow announced on Friday that fares will increase by 7.2% as of the 29th of December 2014. The bus company’s[…]
Eleven buses were torched in Nyanga and Phillipi on Monday morning, after protest action. The body of a man, said to be a taxi driver, was found behind the Nyanga taxi rank. Two buses were torched at Nyanga bus terminus, eight at Govan Mbeki and New Eisleben and one at[…]
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