- Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:37
- Written by Olivia Wainrwight
Today, April 25th saw UCT grind to a halt as UCT students were forced to find alternative transport to campus.
On the morning of Wednesday April 25th Jammie drivers took unexpected strike action.
UCT students were not informed of the strikes until a message was sent out at 8:56am from UCT management.
UCT told students that announcements about the Jammies will be posted on the electronic notice boards.
UCT’s Jammie Drivers are outsourced from Sibanya, and therefore the strike is not against UCT, but against Sibanya. Chris Brier, UCT’s Facilities Manager explained that ‘”there is not a lot we can do, we are trying to get them around the table.”
Brier continued, “we don’t know what they are demanding specifically, all we know is that they are demanding to meet with their Managing Director.”
Sibanya has promised UCT 15 drivers by the end of the day, and there are currently 6 drivers, so Jammie services should return to normal later today.
Chris Brier explained, “We hope to have them all back by the end of the day to find a peaceful end to the action, be we can’t make any promises.”