Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

mycitiCape Times reports that the City of Cape Town has turned to the SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council (Sarpbac) to intervene in a dispute between striking MyCiTi employees and their employers.  

The service has been interrupted since the strike started nearly a month ago.  The employees are seeking to be directly employed by the City and better working conditions.  The strike has turned violent, with the striking employees allegedly intimidating their non-striking colleagues and setting buses alight.  A bus was set alight in Milnerton on Tuesday and the service was suspended in Khayelitsha on Wednesday after yet another bus was torched.  City spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo said that Sarpbac had made available a senior commissioner to facilitate the negotiations to resolve the impasse between the aggrieved employees and the companies contracted by the City to operate the MyCiTi service.  MyCiTi operating company Kidrogen said 10% of its employees had not returned to work, but no drivers had been dismissed as yet while an investigation was in progress.

  • Read the full original report by Okuhle Hlati at Cape Times
  • Read too, Another MyCiTi bus torched in Cape Town, at News24

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page