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The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) says it is not the fault of train drivers that Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) infrastructure is dilapidated and causing delays.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that a lot of progress has been made since the war room's inception, however, the United National Transport Union believes otherwise.
The United National Transport Union went on strike nationally on Friday, demanding that the South African National Defence Force be deployed to watch over stations and drivers.
Three safety-related rail incidents in KwaZulu-Natal have prompted the United National Transport Union to question how the Passenger Rail Agency of SA was issued with a safety permit.
It did not on Monday evening divulge details around what the legal actions were, or what additional safety measures it would implement, as the indefinite strike continues.
UniteBehind activists say they have been assaulted by Prasa security guards and men in plain clothes during a protest at the Cape Town railway station.
A Transnet manager has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a security guard at a depot in Daveyton, on the East Rand.
The Passenger Rail Agency of SA says it cannot fight increasing violent crime at South Africa’s train stations on its own.
A Metrorail driver has been shot dead at the Netreg station in Cape Town while waiting for a train.
The United National Transport Union say the decision by Prasa to terminate contracts of twenty private security companies at the end of October has left railway infrastructure vulnerable to vandalism.
An 11-year-old boy has been captured on video inciting his friends to join him in train surfing one of Transnet goods trains in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa says its commuter rail operator Metrorail will provide only limited service on the day of a national strike due to take place on Friday.
After a week of limited rail routes and frustrated commuters, the Gautrain and the United National Transport Union have agreed to head to the Commission Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration to try resolve the strike.
Commuters have been advised to make alternative transport arrangements as the Gautrain is operating a reduced service, with no off-peak travel and only three stations open.
People caught vandalising transport infrastructure deserve to spend the rest of their lives in jail, the United National Transport Union (Untu) has said.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has failed to get organisational rights at Transnet.
Prasa must be held accountable for the “senseless and barbaric” killings of train and security personnel, trade union Untu has said.
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