City of Cape Town goes to court over ‘violent’ MyCiTi bus strike

It accused the EFF of using the strike to “drive their political agenda”.

“This is a deplorable agenda centred around chaos‚ violence‚ disruption‚ sabotage‚ and self-interest. They have no respect for the residents of this city‚ neither the thousands of commuters who rely on the MyCiTi service‚ nor do they care about those whom they have enticed into participating in this strike‚” the city charged.

“Those participating in the unprotected strike are not getting paid while absent from work‚ and they will face disciplinary action once they return to work. One wonders whether the EFF will contribute to their salaries to make up for the shortfall by the end of the month‚ and whether the EFF will pay for their legal representation‚ given that the unions have urged their members to refrain from participating in this wildcat strike.

“A wage agreement was reached as recently as May this year‚ following a protracted four-week strike in April. Thus‚ the current unprotected strike is inexplicable‚” the statement added.

Councillor Brett Herron‚ mayoral committee member for transport and urban development‚ condemned violence which took place on Wednesday morning.

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