Stranded commuters make their own plans to return home

Some commuters have turned to taxis and other alternative transport, but many long-distance travellers are stranded.

FILE: A Rea Vaya bus. Picture: reavaya.org.za.

JOHANNESBURG - Commuters around the country are now beginning to make their own plans to return home after bus drivers went on strike on Wednesday morning.

Negotiations between the union and the employers reached a deadlock, with workers demanding a 12% wage hike, while employers are offering 7.5%.

A commuter said he needed to be at work in Durban on Wednesday evening.

“The drivers are striking for better salaries, I guess we’ll have to go along with them despite the inconvenience.”

Some commuters have turned to taxis and other alternative transport, but many long-distance travellers are stranded.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)