Golden Arrow

Commuters to brace for nationwide bus strike

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[…]

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Taxi strike hits Cape Town public transport

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[…]

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Report train vandals to police, Prasa urges

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[…]

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Metrorail steps up as national bus strike action looms

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[…]

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Unions issue ultimatum in bus drivers’ wage deadlock

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[…]

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GABS to hike bus fare

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[…]

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Chaos as busses set alight

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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