Tshwane bus strike: Union blames city for disruptions

Bus commuters have been warned of a possible strike by drivers affiliated to Samwu, today & tomorrow.

FILE: The City of Tshwane has warned commuters who use their bus services to prepare for a possible strike today and tomorrow. Picture: www.tshwane.gov.za

JOHANNESBURG - While Tshwane bus commuters have been warned of a possible strike by drivers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu), the union says the city is to blame for the disruptions.

The City of Tshwane has warned commuters who use their bus services to prepare for a possible strike today and tomorrow.

Officials say 60 drivers are facing disciplinary action for unprotected industrial action in 2014.

But Samwu's Mpho Tladinyane says the disruptions to the service will be because the city wants all 60 drivers to take part in a disciplinary hearing at the same time.

"It's not our own members. We have not called for a strike. It's actually the employer who is creating this environment of non-service delivery. It's a problem that has been created by the employer."