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Untu calls off strike after Prasa lifts suspension of train drivers

Last week, Untu had given Prasa 48 hours to restore its safety regulations in the Western Cape.

FILE: A train coach torched by angry commuters at CT Station. Untu-aligned train drivers refuse to work on the central line last week. Metrorail described this line as the most dangerous route in WC. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The United National Transport Union (Untu) has decided not to go ahead with a strike in Cape Town.

This comes after the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) lifted the suspension of a group of train drivers and security guards who refused to work on the central line last week due to safety concerns.

Last week, Untu had given Prasa 48 hours to restore its safety regulations in the Western Cape.

The union's Steve Harris says the regional leadership met with Prasa officials on Friday.

“We were hoping to meet tomorrow, however, due to unforeseen circumstances we are only now able to meet on Thursday with the acting group CEO. And then we will see what comes from the meeting and decide what the road ahead is.”

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