The South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) has issued a statement advising that the nationwide strike in the bus industry has been settled.
The General Secretary of the Bargaining Council, Gary Wilson stated that the majority of the parties accepted the offer that was tabled and that in terms of the SARPBAC constitution, this will be binding on all the parties that are represented in the Council.
He further noted that the drafting of the agreement will be concluded during the course of next week where after the signing of the agreement will take place. The details of the settlement have not as yet been released.
As a result of the settlement, Golden Arrow will resume services tomorrow, Saturday 15th April. However due to the Easter break and the unexpected speedy resolution of the strike, a skeleton staff will be on duty.
Passengers are advised to contact the Transport Information Centre on 0800 656463 to ascertain the availability of buses and clipcards that had been valid during the strike will be accepted.
Golden Arrow Bus Services wishes to commend all parties for the speedy resolution of the strike and once more apologises to its passengers for the inconvenience suffered during this period.