Gautrain strike is over: Full services resume Wednesday, 15 August


South Africa’s rapid rail link, Gautrain, has announced that the strike by its workers which lasted for about two weeks is over and full services will resume  on Wednesday, 15 August.

The Gautrain announcement noted that the strike came to an end after  the strike ended after the trade union leading the industrial action, the United National Transport Union (UNTU),  accepted  an across the board increase of 8% to all employees in the bargaining unit.

“The full Gautrain services will resume on Wednesday, 15 August 2018, once the operational schedule has been updated. In the meantime, the reduced service that is currently operational will be further enhanced for tomorrow and communicated to passengers and the media over the course of today.”

Gauteng management added that “We wish to most sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and we can also confirm that if you have been unable to utilise your weekly or monthly train product as a result of the strike, you will be compensated for all unused trips and no admin fee will be applied. Please apply for a refund online and allow 3-5 business days for your refund request to be processed.”

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