BUS COMMUTERS NEED TO FIND ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT AHEAD OF NATIONWIDE STRIKE

JOHANNESBURG- The City of Johannesburg has urged commuters to find alternative transport as Rea Vaya buses will not be operating from Wednesday due to the planned national bus strike.

Unions had given notice to strike to the South African Bargaining Council following a deadlock in wage negotiations 48 hours earlier.

The main union’s demands is a 12% “across the board” pay increase and better working conditions.

The strike will affect short and long-distance bus services countrywide.

Benny Makgoga from Rea Veya’s said, “As a result, our passengers will be stranded once again because the drivers will be on strike as of tomorrow and we urge them to use alternative public transport.”

Capetonians who use bus services may have to stay home on Wednesday as a result of the nationwide strike goes ahead.

A commuter said, “I pay anything between R5,30 for a ride in Cape Town and the pensioners take a taxi for about R10 I think.”

Another added, “Tomorrow, I’m not going to work, I don’t have a choice because I have clip cards.”

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