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Tshwane Bus Services Still Suspended Amid Ongoing Metro Worker Strike



Tshwane bus services are still suspended

Tshwane bus services are still suspended as the city grapples with a prolonged metro worker strike that has entered its third week. The strike, led by the South African municipal workers union (Samwu), has suspended both Tshwane and A Re Yeng bus services due to allegations of vandalism and intimidation by striking workers. The strike initially demanded a 5.4% salary increase. Still, it has since been declared illegal, and Samwu has distanced itself from the ongoing action.

The Tshwane metro has struggled to maintain service delivery and staff alignment amid the strike. The metro has not provided a definite timeline for when the bus services will resume, only stating that they will update residents as developments occur.

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Last week, in response to the “unlawful and unprotected strike action,” the metro issued 38 dismissal letters to employees involved. This move signifies the municipality’s efforts to address the strike’s impact and maintain order.

As the strike persists, affected bus commuters are expressing frustration over the financial strain caused by the suspension of services. Dirka Engelbrecht highlighted the mounting costs of travelling across the city and the pressure on personal finances. Many commuters share similar concerns about the increased expenses caused by the disruption.


While the situation remains unresolved, the city and the affected parties face the challenge of resolving the strike, which has caused significant disruptions to daily life and transportation for residents.

Source: Tshwane bus services remain suspended

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