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Sout Africa: Cape Town: Illegal strike by bus drivers

An illegal strike by a group of MyCiTi bus drivers on Thursday has led to major disruptions on various bus routes in Cape Town.

“A group of bus drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), this morning embarked on an illegal strike,” Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Brett Herron said in a statement.

“Neither Kidrogen nor Transport for Cape Town – the City of Cape Town’s transport authority – were informed of the imminent strike that commenced at approximately 05:00 this morning.”

MyCiTi buses were prevented from leaving the depot in Dunoon to commence with services along the busy trunk routes from Dunoon to Table View and Century City respectively. Routes 260 and 262 – serving commuters from Summer Greens and Century Gate – were also affected, as were other routes branching off from the main routes.

Buses were being added to these routes as and when drivers became available, Herron said.