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tshwane thumb100 TimesLive reports that a surprise strike by Tshwane Bus Service (TBS) staff at the C de Wet depot in Pretoria left commuters stranded on Thursday morning.  

Workers blockaded the main gate at the depot‚ preventing buses from leaving.  The Tshwane municipality said only three out of 105 buses were able to exit the depot early in the morning before workshop personnel‚ who consist of artisans‚ senior operators and general workers‚ downed tools and blockaded the gate with two trucks.  Commuters in Centurion‚ Olivienhoutbosch‚ Danville‚ Pretoria East and some in Lotus Gardens were severely affected by the strike.  The disgruntled workers apparently decided to embark on strike action “due to overtime and the apparent outsourcing of work to external companies," according to TBS management.

  • Read this report by Sipho Mabena in full at TimesLive

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