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joburgcityEWN reports that on Monday morning it was all systems go for a Metrobus worker’s strike.

Commuters using the Johannesburg bus service would likely have to find alternative transport following the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of SA’s (Demawusa)'s announcement of an indefinite strike. The service covers over 300 scheduled routes, including 128 school routes, and more than 30,000 commuters use the transport service daily. Apparently, the parties failed to resolve a list of demands set out by the union at the bargaining council. Salary disparities, corruption and unfair dismissals are just some of the issues highlighted by disgruntled Metrobus workers. Demawusa said its members would not report for duty until their demands were met. Deputy general secretary Dion Makhura commented: “The strike will continue indefinitely; it means until such time as Metrobus agrees to our demands, [we will continue to strike]. It’s an unfortunate situation that at the end of the day commuters are going to suffer the consequences. It is beyond our control.” Meanwhile, Metrobus has assured commuters it intended to do all it could to ensure the impact of the strike was limited.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Veronica Mokhoali at EWN

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