metrorail thumb medium90 92Fin24 reports that an interdict has been granted to avert a train strike led by the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) from going ahead in the Western Cape, Metrorail said on Thursday.  

Legal recourse was taken to “prevent the backbone of public transport in the Western Cape from being impacted”, Metrorail's regional manager Richard Walker in a statement.  The interdict was granted on Wednesday evening.  But defective signals and cable theft resulted in delays between 10 minutes and one hour on the southern and northern lines.  The union is demanding an end to outsourcing, the permanent employment of fixed-term contract workers, a salary alignment with workers in other provinces, and the removal of Walker, whom the union describes as "incompetent".

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