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Striking Metrobus drivers won’t return to work until demands are met

The workers went on strike on Tuesday and are also calling for their suspended colleagues to be reinstated immediately.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Striking Metrobus drivers are adamant they will not return to work until their demands for the removal of cameras and inspectors on buses are met.

The workers went on strike on Tuesday and are also calling for their suspended colleagues to be reinstated with immediate effect.

The City of Johannesburg says it’s prepared to meet with the union representing the striking bus drivers, to explain that suspended workers cannot be reinstated without a disciplinary hearing.

The City has also called on the workers to understand that inspectors are used to ensure that operations run smoothly in order to maximise profit.

Spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane says, “The company needs to operate in a profitable way. We need systems in place to manage the efficiency and productivity of a company like Metrobus.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)