Gopolang Moloko
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25 Apr 2018
2:26 pm

WATCH: Shocking footage of commuters fighting for taxi in #NationalBusStrike

Gopolang Moloko

The national bus strike has taken its toll on commuters. In a video, some are seen fighting for a place inside a taxi.

A video that appears to have been taken in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Monday has shown the consequences of the national bus strike.

Commuters in the video are seen fighting to get into a minibus taxi. The reason behind the near stampede is still unclear.

Screams can be heard with someone behind the camera saying these are hard times.

Some tweets linked to the video say they are workers were desperate to get to work. “Transport in shambles, encourages carnage.”

The national bus strike is in its 8th day on Wednesday with no possible solution. Unions and bus employers continue to see no way forward after they reached a deadlock on Friday.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), The National Union of Metaworkers of South Africa and the Tirisano Transport Workers Union are demanding a 12% wage hike, with employers offering 7%.

The drivers are demanding full pay for dual drivers travelling long distances with a nightshift roster change. The current roster stands at 8pm – 3am, and the bus drivers demand that it be changed to 4pm – 6am.