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Cosatu to strike over unreliable Metrorail and bus services

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape will march against Metrorail and bus services in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The trade union federation says unreliable services are costing workers their jobs.

However, Metrorail’s regional manager Richard Walker says the federation should focus its attention on condemning vandalism and destruction of rail assets.

Walker explains that services have been disrupted by the recent arson attacks and orchestrated vandalism of train infrastructure.

That has really given our recovery plan a setback.

Richard Walker, Metrorail regional manager

He believes that rail services will be fully recovered by October.

We're working tirelessy around the clock to bring back that capacity.

Richard Walker, Metrorail regional manager

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