MyCiTi bus driver strike continues

The City of CT says it has a plan in place to mitigate the impact of the wildcat strike.

The City of CT says it has a plan in place to mitigate the impact of a wildcat strike by MyCiTi bus drivers. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City Of Cape Town says it has a plan in place to mitigate the impact of a MyCiTi bus drivers' strike.

Many drivers went on a wildcat strike on Wednesday, leaving thousands of commuters stranded.

The drivers are reportedly unhappy with their shift system, long working hours and poor wages.

But the city's Brett Herron says the service's main Tableview and airport routes will not be affected by the industrial action.

"The assistance from the other drivers will continue but there will be limited services on the feeder route and we hope the trunk routes will be operating as per schedule."

Meanwhile, some striking MyCiTi bus drivers say they are waiting to meet with their bosses this morning to try and resolve their grievances.

Drivers say they are willing to return to work today, but claim employers are refusing to meet with them and have locked them out of the bus depot in Greenpoint.

The drivers, dressed in their uniforms, have gathered at the entrance of the main depot.

They say they want to return to work today but claim they were given an ultimatum; return to work and the negotiations can go ahead.