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metrorail thumb medium90 92BDLive reports that striking Metrorail workers in the Western Cape have decided to temporarily abandon their industrial action, after consulting with lawyers.  

The SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) had planned to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday over "poor management" of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the "blatant exploitation of workers".  The union was also demanding that temporary workers be made permanent.  But, Metrorail obtained a court interdict on Wednesday evening.  Satawu Western Cape secretary Thembela Dakuse said on Thursday the union had instructed its members to return to work following the granting of the interdict.  She said the union had approached the labour court to challenge the granting of the interdict and the matter would be heard on 20 April.

  • Read this report by Bekezela Phakathi in full at BDLive
  • Read too, Satawu to seek legal advice after Metrorail strike interdicted, at EWN


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