Metrobus strike averted

Employers and unions reached an agreement in the Labour Court.

File: Striking Samwu workers. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Sunday said a strike by Metrobus drivers has been called off following an agreement with employers.

Monday's planned strike was in protest of management's decision to reduce the number of shifts.

Metrobus also threatened to cancel employees' annual leave if they did not take it before December.

Samwu's Dion Makhura said the two parties managed to reach a settlement in the Labour Court.

"We were supposed to have a strike because of two demands. The employers made an application to interdict the strike. We responded and we met in court on Friday where we managed to have an agreement."