06 Febraury 2015
The South African Communist Party in the Western Cape has come out in
support of striking workers of the MyCiti bus.
The bus drivers who are part of Trans Peninsula who have been
striking for the past two days are demanding the South African Transport and
Allied Workers Union as the workers union.
SACP Provincial Spokesperson Masonwabe
Sokoyi said MyCiti remains the product of the public transport transformation
and public funds have been spent to exploit workers.
Sokoyi added that they view that the
recognition of any organisation or any union in any company have been enshrined
long time ago to the section 21 of the labour relations act.
“We have always advanced a position that MyCiti
should be operated by the City of Cape Town other than by being outsourced to
certain tender’s premiers who are parasites and who continue to exploit workers,”
Meanwhile the Congress of South African
Trade Union in the Western Cape the strike by the
MyCiti bus drivers is the refusal and reluctance of the Mayor of Cape Town to
honour workers rights.
Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich said the basic
rights of workers to join a union are being violated by the company that runs
the MyCiti buses.
Ehrenreich said the Mayor of Cape Town has
in the longest time undermine the workers right and in that undermining of
workers rights, she is entered into contacts with companies who don’t honour the constitutional provisions or the laws in respective workers.
“We call on the workers to act decisively and
unity to defend those rights. We call on
the mayor to stop victimising the workers and as Cosatu we will support those
workers until they win their demands,” Ehrenreich added.
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