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mycitiEWN reports that the City of Cape Town has been granted a court interdict against MyCiTi bus drivers who have illegally gone on strike.  

The striking MyCiTi workers are demanding to be employed by the municipality, instead of the Vehicle Operating Companies.  The interdict prevents the striking drivers from intimidating, harassing or assaulting MyCiTi passengers and staff, or from damaging infrastructure.  Protestors are also not allowed within 100 metres of MyCiTi stations, depots or buses.  The City’s Brett Herron said he was open to talks with “legitimate representatives” of the strikers.  He added:  “We regard it as the height of bad faith since there was a four-week long strike in April and May this year.  That strike was concluded with a Bargaining Council agreement in which the bus drivers and other employees agreed they would not strike again until March 2020.”  Meanwhile, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has denied being behind alleged violence that has marred the strike.  Police said no complaints over the apparent violence have been laid with them.

  • Read this report by Monique Mortlock in full at EWN

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