WATCH: MyCiTi drivers' wildcat strike enters Day 2
By Theolin Tembo and Marvin Charles Oct 16, 2018
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Cape Town - Striking bus drivers employed by the companies operating MyCiTi buses took their protest to the Cape Town civic centre for the second day running.
The strike started over the
poor working conditions that drivers say they face. Some said that they do not have proper facilities and that the buses that they drive are very unsafe.
"We get paid peanuts.
"Some drivers get paid R72 an hour; I get paid R52 an hour. We have been subjected to poor and unsafe working conditions," bus driver Patrick Mabindisa said previously.
MyCiTi Bus tweeted Tuesday morning: "Drivers are continuing with the illegal strike and service still disrupted. At this early stage it seems services will operate as was the case yesterday. We are monitoring and updates will follow."
On Monday, police eventually dispersed protestors using stun grenades. The drivers are expected to meet with Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Brett Herron over their concerns.