Dead-end for MyCiTi strikers

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- groundup.org.za | 6 months ago

A failed motion to insource MyCiTi workers, put forward by the EFF at the City of Cape Town’s latest council meeting, spells a dead-end for hundreds of striking workers who have been dismissed from their jobs.

After over three months of protest action over what they say is poor treatment by the MyCiTi Vehicle Operating Companies (VOCs) the only thing left for the strikers is to ask their former employers to give them back their jobs, said striking workers spokesperson Patrick Mabindisa. About 260 MyCiTi workers went on an unprotected strike on 15 October last year.

The strikers, including drivers, cashiers, and station cleaners, frequently clashed with police on the Civic Centre station deck.

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