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.

  • Dennis - 2012-04-25 15:46

    How about they find their own way home like I had to !! Too used to getting a life with Mommy !!

      modumo - 2012-04-25 16:21

      A lift or life? Just saying

      nstallkamp - 2012-04-25 17:26

      How about the fact that petrol prices etc are incredibly high and using public transport decreases congestion for you when you drive home? Or people live far away from lectures and then take Jammies and walk the rest home?

      Andy - 2012-04-25 17:27

      Actually the properly motivated students don't take the Jammie home in the evening. It only runs to 6-00pm. Fortunately the early Jammies this morning still ran.

  • Andy - 2012-04-25 16:15

    But you only had to find your way back from the pub. Lectures actually take place a bit further away. Anyway you were only there for such a short time or not at all

  • Faizie - 2012-04-25 16:16

    Use your feet. They walk to the Cavendish to see a movie. Eish

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-04-25 22:08

      Have you seen how much they cost at Cavendish lately? R52 without refreshments.

  • Deon - 2012-04-25 16:24

    Maybe the Strikers are trying out for Chiefs?

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