Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bus Drivers Threaten Strike in Johannesburg

The South African Municipal Workers' Union are threatening an indefinite strike of Johannesburg Metrobus drivers, beginning next Tuesday.

So confident is Samwu Joburg branch secretary Dumisani Langa of the Johannesburg Labour Court ruling in the union's favour on Friday, that he says commuters should start organising alternative transport now.

Metrobus applied for an interdict at the Johannesburg Labour Court against the union and its members after a dispute with Samwu was not resolved in Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration conciliation talks at the end of February.

Bus drivers set to strike in Joburg
The Star via Independent Online
April 22, 2009