[LISTEN] Gautrain services only available during peak hours for now

Gautrain services have been affected as members embarked on a strike.

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) is demanding a 10% wage increase and other incentives from the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), which runs the Gautrain.

Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager says buses were prevented from leaving the depot in the morning and they had to call in the JMPD.

Both the train and bus services have been affected by the strike and we are currently operating with a reduced service.

Kesagee Nayager, Gautrain spokesperson

The reduced services consist of the peak train and bus services and that is between Centurion an Sandton and Santon and Park station.

Kesagee Nayager, Gautrain spokesperson

No train service will be available during the off-peak services and only Centurion, Sandton and Park station will be open.

Kesagee Nayager, Gautrain spokesperson

Deputy General Secretary Sonja Carstens denied reports that their members were blocking buses from leaving the depot in the morning.

Carstens says every year Bombela gives management incentives but not to staff.

There is a middle ground. Mbombela can disclose their financial statements as they have refused to do up until now.

Sonja Carstens, Deputy General Secretary at United National Transport Union (UNTU)

According to the labour relations act, we are entitled to have insight into the companies financial statements when negotiating for wages.

Sonja Carstens, Deputy General Secretary at United National Transport Union (UNTU)

They are saying our wage demands are unrealistic and we are saying what do you expect when we don't know what we are working with.

Sonja Carstens, Deputy General Secretary at United National Transport Union (UNTU)

Listen to what else they are demanding...


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