The MyCiti bus service has been disrupted by an ongoing illegal strike.
Some drivers, who are employed by the Vehicle Operating Companies (VOCs) operating the MyCiTi bus routes, have been demonstrating along Hertzog Boulevard in Cape Town's CBD.
Drivers are demanding better working conditions and an end to outsourcing, reports EWN's Monique Mortlock.
It's understood that they want to be employed directly by the City of Cape Town, instead of being contracted through the VOCs.
Meanwhile, City officials have distanced themselves from the strike claiming that the dispute is between the drivers and their employers.
There is no clarity on when the bus service will return to its regular operating schedule.
The strike is expected to heavily impact commuters who already face a strain with an unreliable train service.
The drivers would like to be employed by the City of Cape Town employees.— Monique Mortlock, EWN reporter
Currently, the drivers are contracted by the City of Cape Town from a different company.— Monique Mortlock, EWN reporter
They want the benefits and the salary that goes with being a City of Cape Town employee.— Monique Mortlock, EWN reporter
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Striking MyCiti drivers don't want to be outsourced, demand jobs with City of CT