Repair work could be impacted by illegal JRA strike

JRA has confirmed some workers are on an illegal strike over the apparent non-payment of bonuses.

Workers parked their vehicles on Sauer Street in the JHB CBD & police had to close off the surrounding streets, causing heavy traffic delays in the area on Tuesday 23 Feb 2016. Picture: Antoine de Ras/ The Star.

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says repair work on traffic signals could be impacted by illegal industrial action by some workers, but it's prioritising major intersections while the strike continues.

Yesterday, workers parked their vehicles on Sauer Street in the Johannesburg CBD and police had to close off the surrounding streets, causing heavy traffic delays in the area.

The JRA has confirmed that some of its workers are on an illegal strike and management is considering their grievances, which include the non-payment of performance bonuses from last year.

Spokesperson Bertha Peter Scheepers says, "The list of grievances need to be considered by JRA executive management. At this stage there's illegal industrial action taking places. There are sittings at the JRA depot as well as protest action at the head office of the JRA."