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mycitiCape Argus reports that MyCiTi bus drivers were due to gather in front of the Cape Town Civic Centre on Monday morning to continue their strike.  The drivers have vowed to continue to strike until their grievances were addressed.  

One driver, Patrick Mabindisa, said:  “All we want is to be insourced by the municipality.  We are subjected to unfair labour practices in the MyCiTi project.  We want fairness like everyone else.”  Mayoral Committee Member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron, pointed out that the High Court had granted the City an urgent interdict against the striking workers, preventing them from intimidating, harassing or assaulting MyCiTi passengers and staff, preventing them from damaging MyCiTi stations, depots or buses, and gathering at, or coming closer than 100m to, MyCiTi stations, depots or buses.  “We trust the strikers will abide by the order and will stop intimidating and threatening their colleagues who are not participating in the wildcat strike that has been orchestrated by the Economic Freedom Fighters,” he stated.  Herron indicated that he had been available all week to address the striking workers, “but on the condition that this engagement happens through their legitimate representatives, namely the unions who represent the employees in the workplace.”  He said he would not engage with the striking workers through the EFF.

  • Read this report by Sisonke Mlamla in full at Cape Argus

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