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Tshwane Bus Services Experience ‘Slight Disruption’ as Workers Strike



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The City of Tshwane warned commuters on Wednesday about potential delays in its bus service due to strike action.

Jacaranda FM reports that this action follows the decision of drivers affiliated with the South African Municipal Workers Union to halt operations during their afternoon shift on Tuesday.

According to City spokesperson Lindela Mashigo, Tshwane authorities have not received formal communication from the bus drivers.

Mashigo explained, “The union members abruptly abandoned their duties, which partially affected the afternoon operations without notifying management or providing specific reasons for their actions.”

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She stated, “The employees suddenly demanded to see the city manager before downing their tools. However, employees affiliated with the labour movement Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union honoured them yesterday afternoon and this morning’s shift to ensure that the commuters are not severely stranded.”

Mashigo highlighted that only 99 buses currently operate on the city’s roads, in contrast to the standard 160 on weekdays.

“This morning, only 59 out of the 104 buses at the C De Wet depot were operational. In addition, the Pretoria North depot operated with 23 out of 32 buses. The Eastlynne depot had 17 out of 23 buses providing services to commuters.”

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