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26 Apr 2013 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW BUSES’ COURT BID FAILS

The application was brought against Transport MEC Robin Carlisle and the two companies operating the existing interim MyCiti services. According to the city, high court Judge Bennie Griesel found that compulsory arbitration and mediation where parties could not reach agreement was “inappropriate”. Cape Town – An application to have the MyCiti bus service expansion halted […]

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25 Apr 2013 Transport

CAPE BUS DRIVERS STEP UP PROTESTS

Striking bus drivers renewed their protests in Cape Town on Thursday, insisting their demands be met. Drivers have been involved in a nationwide bus industry strike for better wages. Drivers affiliated to the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) and the Transport and Omnibus Workers’ Union (Towu), were expected to picket throughout the city. […]

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19 Apr 2013 Transport

SOUTH AFRICA: NOTICE OF STRIKE ACTION ISSUED

The parties to the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) have failed to conclude a national wage agreement and the trade unions have notified employers of their intention to embark upon strike action with effect from 00h01 on Friday, 19th April. In the light of this, Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) advises that all […]

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18 Apr 2013 Transport

BUS STRIKE: CHAOS ON FRIDAY?

The Western Cape Transport Department is to help draw up a contingency plan ahead of a Golden Arrow bus driver strike in Cape Town. The industrial action is expected to start on Friday. It’s feared thousands of commuters will be left stranded. Striking bus drivers are demanding an 18 percent wage increase and a housing […]

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18 Apr 2013 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW COULD GO ON STRIKE

Cape Town – A breakdown in communication between employers and unions could see Golden Arrow bus drivers go on strike at midnight. This, Golden Arrow’s human resources department warned, would bring the service to a standstill. Meko Magida, human resources executive for Golden Arrow, referring to labour’s demand for an 18 percent increase in wages, […]

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18 Apr 2013 Transport

SATAWA CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORT STRIKE

A NATIONAL strike has been called by the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), and the Transport and Omnibus Workers Union, which could leave thousands of commuters stranded. It is likely the strike action will continue indefinitely, with wage talks between bus companies and unions having been deadlocked since February. Unions are demanding […]

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5 Mar 2013 Transport

TAXI BOSSES GO TO COURT TO OPPOSE NEW MYCITI ROLLOUT

While the City of Cape Town is celebrating the granting of MyCiTi bus operating licences forSalt River and Walmer Estate, taxi bosses were applying for an interdict to stop the busses from operating. The Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) were today requesting the High Court to halt Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) from granting further operating […]

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3 Dec 2012 Transport

MATRIC CRASH DRIVER UNLICENSED

Cape Town – The matric student who was behind the wheel of the car when it smashed into a bus – killing him and two pals – did not have a driver’s licence. And Cape Town Transport Minister Robin Carlisle confirmed that the driver of the Golden Arrow bus involved in the horrific crash has […]

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27 Nov 2012 Transport

BUS SYSTEM FLOWS SMOOTHER

n October this year, the City of Cape Town re-introduced the Bus Minibus Taxi (BMT) lane on Main Road, as an confirmation of its commitment to providing an integrated, efficient public transport system. In the weeks since the launch of the dedicated public transport lane, there has been a marked decrease in travel time for […]

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5 Oct 2012 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW SHOOTS PAST TARGET

ICONIC Cape Town passenger transport business Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) is looking pretty sprightly for a 150 year old company. In the past financial year to end March GABS, which manages a 80 000km weekly schedule in and around Cape Town with 1114 buses – increased its operating income by 7.3% to R963 million. […]

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