Johannesburg – Gauteng Meter Taxi Council confirmed that there will be no strike held by the concerned operators this morning.
“The Operators in Johannesburg went to the city of Johannesburg and the Metro Police department to ask for the permission to strike or to march. For the simple reason that it is outside of the 7 days which are prescribed by the metro police,” Gauteng Meter Taxi Council Hendrick Ndou said.
“They were turned back by the Metro police and told that they can't give them permission to strike because you applied for the march in a short space of time,” he said.
“They support for the strike was cancelled. I think it was planned but since they were not given the permission then the strike will not go on,” said Ndou.
With the continued disputes between uber drivers and meter taxis, Ndou said that if the issue was not resolved by the government, he cannot say whether there will not be any strike in the future. The situation will determined the matter.