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Go George providing limited bus services as taxi strike continues

Aug 17, 2018
Go George providing limited bus services as taxi strike continues

The George Municipality said that the GO GEORGE bus service has been attempting to offer as much service as possible this past week with staff enduring threats to their safety and that of their passengers from violent protestors.

On Monday, the taxi industry in the George area embarked on a strike, which has not yet ended and has since since incidents of violence and intimidation against Go George drivers and passengers.

 

"The situation is taking its toll and a limited number of drivers are available for service today. GO GEORGE will endeavour to service the main routes below with as many trips as possible, but it will not be possible to keep to the schedule," described George Municipality spokesperson, Debra Sauer.

  • 1A New Dawn Park - CBD
  • 1B Harmony Park - CBD
  • 60 Rosedale - CBD
  • 2 Blanco - CBD
  • 7 CBD to GR Mall
  • 53 Rosemoor - CBD

"Since not all routes will be active, employers are kindly requested to be understanding and patient should employees arrive at work late," she added.

"Any change to these plans will be communicated via the media and on the GO GEORGE Facebook page immediately. Alternatively, the GO GEORGE Call Centre may be phoned on 0800 044 044 for the latest service update."