On Monday morning, a number of MyCiti busses were not operational because of an illegal or ‘wildcat strike’. According to reports, working drivers are being intimidated and roads are being blocked off. The cause of the strike The cause of the strike is due to marshals, cleaners, security guards and drivers, being exploited by the City as they are not official City employees and therefore do not receive the benefits related to being insourced.

Very few MyCiti routes are operating normally as drivers have taken ‘industrial action’ limiting the number of services available.

Striking drivers are also blocking roads in some areas of the city and Adderley station has been closed.

The following routes are not operational until further notice, A01, T01, T03, T04, 101, 102, 103,104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 230, 251, 260, 261, 262 and limited services  are available on routes T02, D01, D02, D03, D04.

Routes D01, D02, D03, D04 and T02 have been diverted to Adderley station, however, customers should board and disembark kerbside due to Adderley station being closed.

Mayco member for Transport and Urban Development, Brett Herron, said in a tweet that he is unaware as to what the reasons for the strike is at this moment in time.

 

 

 

 

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Aimee Pace

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