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mycitiNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town's civic centre was locked down on Wednesday morning after striking MyCiTi bus employees protested on the ground floor of the building.  

Tweets and video on social media showed a group of protesters on the ground floor of the civic centre, surrounded by police.  Teargas and stun grenades were also fired in the area.  MyCiTi employees have been striking since 15 October over a number of labour demands.  One of the protest leaders, Johannes Gordon, claimed that they entered the building because the city's metro police had said they would be assisted in speaking with new mayor Dan Plato.  EWN reported on Wednesday that one of the companies that employed MyCiTi staff, Kidrogen, indicated that it had had to sack 80 of the workers to mitigate the impact of the strike.  The 80 employees had not reported to work for five consecutive days during the unprotected strike, going against the company's disciplinary code of conduct.

  • Read the short original report at News24
  • Read too, Kidrogen sacks 80 striking MyCiTi workers, hires new staff, at EWN

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