MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Urges SABEA and SATAWU
 to Find Middle Ground on Bus Drivers Strike

23 April 2013    

  

The IFP urges the South African Bus Employers Association (SABEA) and South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) to soon come to an agreement on the bus drivers wage strike that began on Friday, 19 April 2013 in Gauteng and the Western Cape.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP said, "This strike is affecting thousands of bus commuters who are reliant on this mode of transport for their daily commute. Merely directing commuters to trains is not a safe alternative as it causes greater over-crowding on a transport system that is already overtaxed. This unnecessarily places people's lives at risk."

 

The IFP does not oppose a workers right to strike but urges Satawu and SABEA to find common ground so that public bus transport may return to normal as soon as possible.

 

 

Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995 

or 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Ms. Boniswa Tiwe, 071 497 1252