Golden ArrowNews24 reports that trade union federation Cosatu has once again taken on Golden Arrow bus service over safety concerns.  

Cosatu met with the management of the service on Tuesday after an incident last week in which Cape Town passengers were mugged by four armed men.  The parties discussed the recent spike in muggings of commuters on the company's buses.  The federation demanded that Golden Arrow should provide the details of its safety plan.  Cosatu’s Malvern De Bruyn indicated:  "We met with the management and we expressed our disappointment and we provided them with a 10-point plan to deal with the muggings and they provided us with an overview and shifted the blame to the police, which we rejected."  Golden Arrow’s Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said:  "Golden Arrow can confirm a constructive meeting with representatives from Cosatu which took place on Tuesday afternoon.  Both parties shared their concerns regarding robberies on board our buses and Cosatu made a number of suggestions.  Golden Arrow will be reviewing these and will revert to them with a formal response.”  Several days ago yet another attack on a Golden Arrow bus occurred.  The bus had been travelling from Cape Town to Delft.  Also last week, passengers on a Golden Arrow bus en route to Mitchells Plain were robbed.  


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