The City of Cape Town has been informed that the bus drivers of one of the MyCiTi vehicle operating companies (VOCs) will be striking tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4, during the afternoon peak-hour period.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, urges commuters to make alternative transport arrangements where possible, as we are expecting severe service delays tomorrow from 2pm onwards on the following routes:
A01 (Airport, Civic Centre, Waterfront)
T01 (Dunoon, Table View, Civic Centre, Waterfront)
101 (Vredehoek, Gardens, Civic Centre)
102 (Salt River Rail, Walmer Estate, Civic Centre)
103 (Oranjezicht, Gardens, Civic Centre)
105 (Sea Point, Fresnaye, 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, February 2, 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, February 4, from 2pm 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. However, commuters should expect severe delays on the routes listed above.
* Call the Transport Information Centre at all hours on 0800 65 64 63 for the latest information regarding the MyCiTi service; or follow on Twitter on @MyCiTibus; or visit the Facebook page ‘MyCiTi Integrated Rapid Transit System’.