Johannesburg - The ongoing strike by action drivers at Metrobus could result in loses of millions of rand, the company said on Thursday.
“This is very costly because we now have to pay the drivers that are not striking,” said Goodwill Shiburi, Metrobus spokesman.
"It is a cost to the economy as more than 30 000 passengers have to make other means of getting to work and most of our customers use the prepaid tag system so if trips expire, we will have to re-credit them."
The strike by members of Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union (Demawusa) began on Monday.
Demawusa, a minority union, is demanding office space in three Metrobus bus depots and for salaries to be paid according to the number of years one has been in service.