16 Aug 2010

Drivers take on corrupt management

Tshwane, South Africa
About 114 of the city's 285 bus drivers went on strike last Wednesday, halting the bus service, and reducing it to operations of only 58 percent on Thursday.
The Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) spokesman Vincent Vena said the strike emanated from allegations of corruption against managers in the department of transport and that no action had been taken against them.
He confirmed the strike was illegal and said it was caused by the "frustration" of workers.
National spokesman for Samwu, Tahir Sema, said the issue of corruption had been ongoing and the unions had raised it with managers numerous times. "Workers are taking the issue of corruption very seriously. Unions have exhausted every avenue [to get this] issue sorted... but to no avail".

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