Metrobus drivers to strike

2013-07-06 12:45

Metrobus drivers in Johannesburg will embark on a strike on Monday, the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has said.

Samwu chairman at Metrobus Phanuel Tshikovha said today the drivers were demanding that Metrobus acting managing director Lawrence Maqekoane be suspended pending an investigation into allegations levelled against him. “The strike will go on until we reach (a) positive agreement,” said Tshikovha.

The union wants Maqekoane to be investigated for allegedly violating company policies. They wanted him out of the office as he could manipulate the investigation.

Tshikovha said the union had five main allegations against Maqekoane.

“We ... have suspicions of corruption against him and we demand a forensic investigation immediately,” he said.

Samwu is also against a “behavioural assessment” Maqekoane introduced for recruitment. They claimed it had the potential for nepotism.

Maqekoane said he did not want to comment on the allegations as he had already responded to the union.

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