Last-minute effort to stop Rea Vaya bus strike fails

2014-03-31 08:25

A last-minute effort to halt the Rea Vaya bus drivers’ strike has failed, the City of Johannesburg has said.

“The City of Johannesburg regrets to inform passengers that last-minute attempts by Piotrans to avert a bus strike have failed,” said spokesperson Benny Makgoga.

“The City apologies to passengers for the inconvenience.” He said Piotrans, which manages the operation of Rea Vaya buses, was continuing to try to resolve the strike.

Gauteng community safety department spokesperson Obed Sibasa said yesterday bus drivers would work from 5am until 8am today, then go on strike “until further notice”.

“Passengers are advised to look for alternative transport in the afternoon and after work until further notice.”

Sibasa urged commuters to arrive early at taxi ranks and bus stops.

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