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PE bus services ground to a halt amid strike

Thousands of children and commuters were left stranded for a second week due to a strike by 3 unions.

Nelson Mandela Bay. Picture: www.nmbt.co.za

CAPE TOWN - Bus services have ground to a halt in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality due a strike by three unions.

Thousands of commuters, including school children, have been left stranded for a second week as buses are not in operation.

More than 700 workers affiliated to the unions, including the South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu), are complaining about unilateral changes to disciplinary terms and employee benefits among others.

They are employed by the Algoa Bus Company.

Satawu's Honest Sinama said, "The refusal of the company for the access of union officials has added to this, despite the fact that they signed an agreement to allow access for union officials at any time."