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Pretoria CBD Gridlocked As Bus Drivers Block Roads In Pay Strike

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Tshwane Metro Bus drivers affiliated to municipal union Samwu are blocking off major routes in the CBD on Monday morning, demanding more pay.

The union has been negotiating with the city but reports that former city manager Moeketsi Mosola received a R7 million golden handshake appear to have angered them even more.

Drivers want an 18% salary increase.

This morning parts of the capital were gridlocked due to the bus blockade and this has affected major feeder routes, including the Mabopane and N4 highways.

Samwu’s Lesang Montsho: “The employer is very reluctant to give a straight forward answer. We know the money is available as the chief financial officer has indicated that the money can be paid.”

Tshwane Metro Police were on the scene trying to remove the buses and redirect traffic.

Spokesperson Isaac Mahamba: “We are engaging the bus services to see how they can remove those buses.”

EWN

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