The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on the city of Tshwane to abolish companies tied to the city’s Areyeng bus rapid transport system.
Workers at Tshwane Rapid Transit, Tshwane Affected Investment Operations and Xtremetec Management and Consulting have gone on strike because the companies failed to give them an increase in transportation allowance.
The workers are demanding a transport allowance of R2,500 and a night allowance of R60 per hour.
NUMSA members from Xtremetec, TRT and TAOI march in Pretoria to the city of Tshwane to demand their immediate action on the burning issue of the flat-rate transport. We demand a flat rate for transport costs!!#XtremeticStrike#TshwaneMarch #ForTheLoveOfThe Working Class pic.twitter.com/9kDApiNK7K
— NUMSA (@Numsa_Media) May 13, 2022
As a result, bus services have been disrupted this week.
The workers marched to Tshwane House on Friday where they handed over their memorandum of claims.
Numsa Regional Secretary Jerry Morulane says, “We don’t want Xtremetec, we don’t want TRT, we don’t want these contractors. We want you to take responsibility so that we can see you when you exploit our members. Our members get up at 2 a.m. to catch transport so they can be here by 4 a.m..”
SABC news reporter Ofentse Setimo provides more details on the strike action:
Meanwhile, workers vowed Thursday to continue their strike until their demands are met.
More details in the following video:
Numsa calls on Tshwane city to cancel contracts with express bus companies – SABC News
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