GEORGE NEWS - Numsa (National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa), is satisfied with the outcome of the meeting they held with the management of Go George. Go George bus drivers and other personnel started striking because of health safety concerns after three bus drivers tested positive recently.
Mteteleli Mandeka, organiser of Numsa in the Southern Cape, this morning told George Herald that all the concerns were addressed yesterday (Thursday) at the meeting that was held with the management.
One of the issues raised was the cleaning and sanitising of all the areas at the bus depot and the buses. “They gave us an assurance that it will be addressed.”
He said they agreed that people who had contact with personnel that tested positive will be tracked.
Numsa has already given feedback to their members and they are happy. He stressed that personnel was not unwilling to work. It was just that they feared for their lives and those of their families.
“We will monitor the situation. If they don’t keep to what we agreed on, we will go back to the drawing board.”
He said all buses should be running this morning.
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