Friday, February 06, 2015

SACP supports MyCiti bus strike

Loyiso Langeni
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,” Sokoyi said.

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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