Tshwane and A Re Yeng

The municipal workers’ strike disrupted Tshwane and A Re Yeng Bus Services, but they are now back in action.Images-X@The Transport Guy.

Tshwane and A Re Yeng buses resume services

In Pretoria this morning, there’s good news for commuters as the Tshwane and A Re Yang buses are rolling again.

Tshwane and A Re Yeng

The municipal workers’ strike disrupted Tshwane and A Re Yeng Bus Services, but they are now back in action.Images-X@The Transport Guy.

In Pretoria this morning, there’s good news for commuters as the Tshwane and A Re Yang buses are rolling again.

The municipal workers’ strike disrupted Tshwane and A Re Yeng Bus Services, but they are now back in action.

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Tshwane and A Re Yeng services resumed following strike

A Re Yeng bus operation was halted in the Pretoria CBD on Tuesday due to buses being pelted with stones, with the incidents reported to the police.

Katlego Mathebe, MMC for roads and transport, announced that bus operations would restart in the CBD and the city’s other areas.

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“To ensure the safety of commuters, drivers, and transport infrastructure, the city, along with the security cluster, which includes police, the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD), crime intelligence, and private security, has implemented measures for efficient bus operations.”

Mathebe expressed appreciation for the security cluster’s commitment to maintaining safety for drivers and commuters.

“The absence of reliable public transport due to an illegal strike is unacceptable, as many residents rely on these services for work, school, and business.”

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Mathebe also warned that anyone resorting to violence, threats, or intimidation against those performing their duties would be in contempt of a court order.

She assured commuters that their connector card points or credits would not be affected unless they actually took a ride.

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The strike, which began in July, threw Tshwane into chaos as the city cited budget constraints for not honoring the multi-year wage deal.

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Workers demanded salary increases per an agreement with the SA Local Government Bargaining Council. The city claimed it could not manage the R600 million increase in the wage bill due to revenue collection shortages.

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