Putco concerned petrol strike will affect its operations

Putco says it hopes for a speedy resolution to the CEPPWAWU strike, before commuters are directly affected..

The Putco bus. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG Bus operator Putco says it's worried the petrol strike will begin to have an impact on its operations.

Putco staff members will be dispatched to various areas to identify possible disruptions and the impact they may cause on services.

The company says while its doing everything it can to avoid serious effects on daily operations, the current situation is out of its hands.

Last week members of the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union embarked on a strike, demanding a nine percent salary increase.

Putco says it hopes for a speedy resolution to the labour dispute, before commuters are directly affected.

Bus operator's spokesperson Tshepo Tsotsotso says commuters will be kept informed of developments.

"Currently we are monitoring the situation which is beyond our control. Our operational staff is proactively monitoring the situation, and will be dispatched to our areas of operation to determine any possible disruptions."

Tsotsotso says commuters have been kept up to date on developments and the company will continue to inform them of any changes.

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