Bus strike planned

By Drum Digital
18 April 2013

A nationwide bus strike may be in the offing, Gautrain company Bombela Concession said on Thursday.

"We have today [Thursday] been advised of calls for a nationwide bus strike to start on Friday," spokesman Errol Braithwaite said in a statement.

"This is due to an apparent deadlock in wage negotiations at national bargaining council level."

He said the strike would likely affect the Gautrain bus services.

"Bus passengers are therefore requested to make alternative travel arrangements to and from our stations as from Friday... until further notice," he said.

"Train services will not be affected."

He said the strike could create increased demand on the Gautrain's parking facilities.

"We will do our best to manage this demand but we also appeal to passengers to rather be dropped off and picked up from our stations if at all possible."

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