Metrorail strike over

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pretoria - The strike by Metrorail train drivers, which caused havoc for commuters across Gauteng earlier this week, has been called off.

An agreement was reached between Metrorail and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) on Friday.

The parties signed an agreement, in which Metrorial promised to suspend all actions taken against SATAWU pending the outcome of the Labour Court case, as stipulated in the interim court order and that all employees who were dismissed for participating in the strike will return to work.

SATAWU has undertaken to comply with the Labour Court interim order and will order its members to return to work and work the shifts as scheduled, as stipulated in the interim order.

Metorail, in a statement, extended its apologies to commuters for the inconvenience caused by the strike.

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