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19 January 2017
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18 Jan 2017
UNTU: Labour Court to rule on UNTU vs PRASA 19 disputes
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg for an expedited date to rule on the  dispute the trade union declared against the passenger rail operator...
15 Jan 2017
13 Jan 2017
UNTU: Police not serious about combatting crime on trains
The South African Police Service (SAPS) does not consider the senseless attacks on train crews and the vandalism of train coaches enough of a priority to keep separate statistics of these...
20 Dec 2016
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
15 Dec 2016
UNTU: How many more UNTU members must die?
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) is extremely disappointed in the attitude of the South African Police Service (SAPS) that they only need to protect commuters on train stations and...
14 Dec 2016
FEDUSA: 2016 in review and FEDUSA plans for 2017
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) looks back at 2016 as a year of mixed fortunes in which important achievements were registered internally in an external environment of severe...
13 Dec 2016
UNTU: Union welcomes rail safety campaign by Police
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) welcomes the fact that the South African Police Service (SAPS) finally had a wake-up-call and decided to implement proactive plans to combat crime on...
09 Dec 2016
Prasa could face negligence claim for breaching ConCourt order – transport union
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) could face civil action for possible safety negligence in its Metrorail trains following the death of a learner who died while travelling with a...
UNTU: PRASA could face another negligence claim for breaching ConCourt order
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) continues to open itself up to massive civil claims by not adhering to a Constitutional Court judgement that the passenger railway operator has a...
02 Dec 2016
NUMSA: Prasa arbitration victory
Ten workers employed by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) have won a ground-breaking victory in the CCMA which has upheld their case against unfair dismissal. The ten, represented by the...
UNTU: Where is the SAPS when trains are set alight?
Last night angry commuters set alight four train coaches at the Thornton Railway Station between Cape Town and Bellville. This comes after Metrorail in Cape Town has been struggling the whole week...
01 Dec 2016
SA: Gauteng Transport on rail public transport system
MEC Ismail Vadi unpacked a number of key achievements whilst also hinting on a number of concerns the department has regarding some of the departmental projects. Delivering his annual report debate...
30 Nov 2016
UNTU: UNTU wants to see heads roll at PRASA
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) demands that Government stops hiding its head in the sand and immediately acts against those individuals responsible for the R14,6 billion irregular...
DA: David Ross says Minister must account for 142 Prasa contracts worth R24 bn under investigation
The DA will request the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) to summon the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, to present a plan on how she will hold all relevant parties accountable,...
28 Nov 2016
UNTU: Government must intervene to help PRASA to fight vandalism and crime on trains
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) needs to declare war on criminals to combat the war on its trains, platforms, employees and commuters. “It is time that all stakeholders,...
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