cosatuBDLive reports that more than 200,000 members of labour federation Cosatu in the Western Cape are due to go on a strike on Wednesday to demand improved rail and bus services in Cape Town.  

The one-day action is likely to cause major disruptions in the province.  Cosatu said that negotiations following a ‘Section 77’ application to Nedlac in 2015 had not yielded the desired results.  Cosatu’s Western Cape regional secretary Tony Ehrenreich said on Monday:  "The train services are still poor, and MyCiTi buses mainly cater for the affluent areas."  Cosatu has demanded that Metrorail refund workers the money they are losing as a result of train delays, which occur often.  Meanwhile, Ehrenreich urged bosses to stop disciplining workers for arriving late at work because of Metrorail delays.

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