Friday, September 10, 2010

Gautrain should sort its problems fast........

It has only being operating for two months but already its workers have striked twice. First it was the bus drivers employed by Mega express, a company contracted to ferry Gautrain passengers who took in an illegal strike a month back and now the customer services personnel have joined them (though reports states that its not all stations affected). Why is this the case? Is it because the parties behind the project were so focused on ensuring that the project is completed before the World Cup and left everything to do with employees was left to take care of itself?

With South Africans having given up on the government to stop public public disruption when there are strikes in SA, this may not go well with future Gautrain passengers users. It is for this reason I call the Bombela Concession Company to negotiate with their workers to reach a lasting agreement if we are to see a successful Gautrain. After all, it is in everyone's interest.

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