City of Tshwane suspends bus operations following wage disputes

2019-11-18 21:52
(Twitter, City of Tshwane)

(Twitter, City of Tshwane)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The City of Tshwane has suspended A Re Yeng Bus Rapid Transport and A Re Yeng Mamelodi Bus operations following wage disputes, the municipality revealed on Monday.

As a result, the member of the mayoral committee for roads and transport, Sheila Senkubuge, has encouraged passengers to make alternative transport arrangements ahead of the suspension.

"All A Re Yeng Mamelodi Bus operations will remain suspended until further notice. We urge passengers to exercise patience during this period as the suspension is a move to ensure their safety and to safeguard the City's assets. We also encourage passengers to make alternative transport arrangements," Senkubuge said.

This after a wage dispute between Tshwane Rapid Transport Pty Ltd (TRT) and Mamelodi Bus drivers.

The dispute is in connection with the salary disparity between Mamelodi Bus drivers and their A Re Yeng Bus counterparts.

The City issued a notice on Sunday urging residents to exercise patience as A Re Yeng Bus operations are set to be suspended ahead of a looming strike on Monday.

READ: City of Tshwane cautions of possible suspension to A Re Yeng bus operations ahead of looming strike action

The City has vowed to update passengers of any developments regarding the bus operations.

"We want to apologise to all our clients, who depend on public transport services, for the inconvenience that may be caused by the dispute and subsequent suspension of the bus operations," Senkubuge said.

Read more on:    pretoria  |  transport  |  labour

Inside News24


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.