The A re Yeng and Tshwane bus services have been “totally” disrupted by an “illegal industrial action”, the City of Tshwane said on Monday.
The City of Tshwane said it would “like to inform both the Tshwane Bus Service and the A re yeng Rapid Bus Service commuters that transport services continues to be disrupted as a result of the current illegal industrial actions by bus drivers and other employees”.
The City said the industrial action was a result of a recognition dispute between the bus drivers affiliated to the South African Transport and Allied worker Union (Satawu) and the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) who embarked on an unprotected strike since last week Monday.
“We regret that the strike action has resulted in total disruption of the bus services, and urge commuters to consider alternative transport means, as we continue to engage with the workers representatives, and enforce our interdicts,” said the City of Tshwane in a statement.
“We will proceed with the appropriate legal action to ensure that workers wishing to return to work are not intimidated and that our commuters are safe and continue to benefit from a reliable municipal bus service.”
Both unions, Satawu and Samwu, were not immediately available for comment.