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mycitiNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town’s outsourced bus service contractors have moved to replace the MyCiTi workers who have been on an unprotected strike since October.  

The City said that it had done all it could to address the protesters' concerns, and it was now time to move on.  Felicity Purchase stated that the City had been involved in facilitating a forum for the aggrieved parties to meet and resolve the impasse since "the wildcat" strike started on 15 October.  They have been demanding, among other things, to be employed by the municipality and better working conditions and better pay.  Some of the workers have returned to work following disciplinary hearings and written warnings, leaving those who failed to attend their hearings dismissed.  Purchase indicated that the Vehicle Operating Companies (VOC) and the station management contractor were currently in the process of recruiting new staff.  She also reported that Mayor Dan Plato had met with the protestors on Friday, and had reiterated that the City could not insource the employees who were employed by the VOCs and station management contractor to provide the MyCiTi service.

  • Read Pelane Phakgadi’s full original report in this regard at News24


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