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durbanDaily News reports that the People Mover bus strike in Durban was short lived as employees returned to work by midday on Wednesday.  

On Wednesday morning, bus drivers and inspectors downed tools over a number of issues, including not receiving an increment that was supposed to have commenced from April and issues around the Covid-19 pandemic.  Commuters that use the People Mover service were left stranded.  Unions intervened and told employees that their strike was not protected and they had to return to work pending a meeting with the employer to be organised for Thursday.  Last week, Aqualine and Mynah bus drivers downed tools for the whole week alleging that an official from operator Tansnat had threatened them and suggested that the company was a “do or die”.  The bus drivers were also demanding that the eThekwini Municipality should take over operation of the city fleet because in their view Tansnat was failing and didn’t know how to manage people.  A memorandum was handed over to mayor Mxolisi Kaunda with a list of the drivers’ demands and complaints.  On Monday, drivers returned to work after discussions between Tansnat management, the eThekwini city manager and union representatives.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thobeka Ngema at Daily News

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