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WC Metrorail workers to strike, pushing union agenda - Richard Walker

Metrorail workers, members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), will go on strike in the Western Cape from Thursday.

The union served a notice of intention to strike on Monday, and called on its 1600 members not to return to work until the their demands are met.

Metrorail Regional manager Richard Walker says that Satawu served the notice to strike despite ongoing negotiations.

Among the workers grievances is the employment of fixed and contract workers.

According to Walker, several Satawu officials leading the strike have misled workers and face disciplinary action and investigation.

This is part of their way of trying to distract us from dealing with fraud and corruption. They have caused chaos in the system and are confusing employees.

Richard Walker, regional manager at Metrorail

Walker says train services will operate and contingency plans will be put in place to guarantee safe commuting.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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