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tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that after Tshwane bus drivers went on strike on Wednesday over a dispute with Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) management about working hours, operations were suspended indefinitely.  

The drivers, all members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union *Samwu), refused to do their shifts from noon and closed all the gates at all the depots, preventing any buses from exiting.  The drivers continued their strike on Thursday.  The city’s chief operating officer was due to meet with the striking drivers on Friday in a bid to resolve their grievances.  Other employees affiliated to the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) indicated their willingness to work, but city officials said they couldn’t risk their lives as well as the assets of the city by driving the buses.

  • Read this report by Virginia Keppler in full at The Citizen


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