South Africa: Gautrain strike comes to an end

The Gautrain strike that started on July 30 has come to an end, with full services resuming on Wednesday, August 15, once the operational schedule has been updated.

The reduced services that are currently operational will be further enhanced tomorrow (August 14), with details still to be communicated.

The strike followed a deadlock in wage negotiations between Bombela Operating Company and the United National Transport Union (UNTU). UNTU has since accepted an across the board increase of 8% to all employees in the bargaining unit, a statement confirmed.

“We thank our passengers for their patience and understanding during this time,” the statement continued. “We can also confirm that passengers who have been unable to utilise their weekly or monthly train products as a result of the strike will be compensated for unused trips and no admin fee will be applied.”

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