NUMSA members to embark on a strike at Extremetec

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be on strike at Extremetec, an agency which is responsible for fare collection services for the Areyeng BRT bus system in the City of Tshwane on Wednesday.NUMSA is warning commuters that the strike is likely to have an impact on the running of the City of Tshwane’s bus service.

NUMSA Regional Secretary Jerry Morulane said their members feel compelled to embark on this drastic action because one of the core demands is transport allowance. “Workers at Extremetec have to arrive at work at 4 AM, they knock off at 9pm, and there is no reliable transport available at that time.”

Morulane said workers spend a fortune paying for transport in order to make it to and from work. “Our members are demanding a transport allowance of R2500 and a nightshift allowance of R60 per hour.”

Morulane stressed that the issue of transport allowance is a burning issue for workers at Tshwane Rapid Transit (TRT) and for workers at Tshwane Affected Operation Investment (TAOI).” All these agencies fall under Areyeng and provide services. TAOI is responsible for running the stations and TRT is responsible for drivers and running busses. The entire project is run by the City of Tshwane.”

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