UCT students stranded over bus strike

2012-04-25 14:54
Cape Town - University of Cape Town students using a campus shuttle service were left stranded on Wednesday by striking drivers, the institution said.

Spokesperson Gerda Kruger said 47 drivers of the Jammie Shuttle service stayed away from work in the morning. This left only two of 29 free student shuttles operational.

"The dispute concerns salaries, but we have no details. This is a dispute between the drivers and their employer, Sibanya, an outsourced service provider to UCT," she said.

Negotiations were in place to resolve the dispute with the drivers, part of a workers' forum and the Transport and Omnibus Workers' Union.

The shuttle service operates between university campuses and residences.

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