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Autopax, a bus operator which is a subsidiary of Prasa, has once again failed to pay its employees full salaries as financial woes continue to batter the company.
The Competition Commission says it has referred the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and its subsidiary, the bus operator Autopax, to the Competition Tribunal for alleged abuse of dominance.
Autopax – the bus subsidiary of Prasa, which operates Translux and City to City – says government is "working on a plan" following an announcement that staff would only be paid half their salaries for January.
Satawu members on a wildcat strike at bus company Autopax have agreed to go back to work, but might return to striking if they are not happy with a meeting set for Friday.
Numsa says it has rejected an offer by long-distance bus company Autopax, partly to avoid parallel negotiations outside the bargaining council.
The board of the Passenger Railway Agency of SA is to hold a press briefing, which could shed light on several issues, including why they fired CEO Lucky Montana.
Minibus taxi drivers in Mamelodi have agreed to hold talks with government about the violence in the area, which was prompted by the arrival of a new bus operator.
Police in Mamelodi have impounded dozens of minibus taxis in a bid to halt violence against a new bus operator.
The police presence in Mamelodi will be increased and the army could be deployed if necessary following violent protests over a new bus service, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.
Buses are operating in Mamelodi ahead of a meeting between the Gauteng government, transport stakeholders, community organisations and Mamelodi residents.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), which owns Autopax, is seen to be using its power to protect the interests of the bus company and the two entities should be separated.
Unions told Fin24 on Wednesday that Autopax - the Prasa subsidiary that operates Translux and City to City coach buses - had processed the payment of employee salaries on Wednesday, with the last employees likely to receive their salaries on Thursday.
Autopax, the operator of Translux and City to City buses, won't be able to pay its employees full salaries for January
Autopax, the operator of Translux and City to City, has confirmed it has signed a wage agreement which will effectively see its services resume operations.
Nineteen Autopax buses were torched during protests in Mamelodi, Pretoria, the company said on Monday evening.
Bus operator Autopax does not have to take on the staff of Putco bus service after the latter voluntarily terminated eight contracts with the department of transport.
Mamelodi minibus taxi operators have accused government of going back on its word and taking a stance against them after dozens of taxis were impounded.
The streets of Mamelodi are filled with blue lights as police vehicles escort buses which are operating despite the violence which broke out in the area last week.
Residents of Mamelodi say they want clarity regarding who has the authority to ferry them to their various destinations.
Calm has returned to Mamelodi following days of violence as taxi operators opposed the implementation of Autopax buses in the township.
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