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The City of Cape Town has been informed that the strike by bus drivers who are employed by the Transpeninsula Investments vehicle operating company (VOC) is continuing. Read more below.
Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, once again urges commuters to make alternative transport arrangements where possible for tomorrow, 5 February 2015, as we are expecting service delays on the following routes:
• T01 (Dunoon, Table View, Civic Centre, Waterfront)
• 101 (Vredehoek, Gardens, Civic Centre)
• 103 (Oranjezicht, Gardens, Civic Centre)
• 107 (Civic Centre, Camps Bay, anti-clockwise)
• 108 (Hangberg, Sea Point, Adderley)
• 108a (Civic Centre, Queens Beach)
• 109 (Hout Bay, Imizamo Yethu, Sea Point, Adderley)
• 110 (Table Mountain)
On Monday 2 February 2015, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) served Transpeninsula Investments (TPI) with a strike notification letter informing the VOC of the imminent strike by their members (the bus drivers who are employed by TPI) on Wednesday 4 February 2015, from 14:00 onwards.
TCT is monitoring the ongoing negotiations between TPI and SATAWU, with the dispute revolving around organisational rights and the interpretation of certain clauses in the recognition agreement between the two parties. The matter was referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for resolution in October last year, but remained unresolved.
At this stage it is unclear how long the strike will last.
Contingency plans are in place to limit the effects of the strike as far as possible and TCT has requested that the other two VOCs – TBRT and Kidrogen – assist with the services on these routes.
Thanks to the assistance of the drivers from the other two VOCs, we have been able to limit the impact of the strike thus far.
All the trips on the T01 trunk route between the Civic Centre, Table View and Dunoon, as well as the trips between the Civic Centre station and the Cape Town International Airport, have been covered. That said, the feeder routes have a limited service at the moment, but more buses will be added within the next hour as more drivers arrive for duty.
However, commuters should still expect delays on the abovementioned routes for the duration of the strike.
The City apologises for the inconvenience and we urge passengers to please contact the Transport Information Centre at all hours on 0800 65 64 63 for the latest information regarding the MyCiTi service; or to follow us on Twitter on @MyCiTibus; or to visit the facebook page ‘MyCiTi Integrated Rapid Transit System’.