Cape MyCiti bus drivers to strike

2015-02-03 13:52
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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town says MyCiti bus drivers will be striking on Wednesday during the afternoon peak-hour period.

Commuters are being urged to make alternative arrangements. The city said in a statement that it expects severe service delays on Wednesday from 14:00 onwards on the following routes:

• A01 (Airport, Civic Centre, Waterfront)
• T01 (Dunoon, Table View, Civic Centre, Waterfront)
• 101 (Vredehoek, Gardens, Civic Centre)
• 102 (Salt River Rail, Walmer Estate, Civic Centre)
• 103 (Oranjezicht, Gardens, Civic Centre)
• 105 (Sea Point, Fresnaye, Civic Centre)
• 107 (Civic Centre, Camps Bay – anti-clockwise)
• 108 (Hangberg, Sea Point, Adderley)
• 108a (Civic Centre, Queens Beach)
• 109 (Hout Bay, Imizamo Yethu, Sea Point, Adderley)
• 110 (Table Mountain)

"On Monday 2 February 2015, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) served Transpeninsula Investments (TPI) with a strike notification letter informing the VOC of the imminent strike by their members (the bus drivers who are employed by TPI) on Wednesday 4 February 2015, from 14:00 onwards," Cape Town City Councillor Brett Herron said in the statement. 

"TCT is monitoring the ongoing negotiations between TPI and SATAWU, with the dispute revolving around organisational rights and the interpretation of certain clauses in the recognition agreement between the two parties. The matter was referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for resolution in October last year, but remained unresolved."

 The city could not confirm how long the strike would last but said contingency plans are in place to limit the effects of the strike as far as possible, including outsourcing to TBRT and Kidrogen to assist with the services on these routes. However, commuters should expect severe delays on the routes listed above. 

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