Joburg apologises for ‘illegal’ Rea Vaya strike

2014-06-03 11:28

Rea Vaya bus drivers have embarked on an illegal strike, says the City of Johannesburg.

“The City of Johannesburg apologises to [Rea Vaya] passengers and will provide updates on the situation,” said spokesperson Benny Makgoga.

The buses servicing the T1 route along Soweto Highway and feeders from Naledi, Protea Glen, Jabavu, Mofolo and Eldorado Park were among the services affected.

The city could not provide any further information.

Piotrans, the company that manages the operations of Rea Vaya buses, was not immediately available for comment.

The SA Municipal Workers’ Union was also not available for comment.

In April, the bus drivers embarked on a strike leaving commuters around Johannesburg stranded for almost a week.

The drivers demanded that labour brokers be banned, the code of conduct be reviewed, senior staff members choose their shifts and the union be introduced during the induction of new workers.

The union and Piotrans reached an agreement.

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