Unions plan to challenge Unitrans closure

Labour unions plan to challenge the closure of  Transport company Unitrans Passenger.

The company which owns Greyhound, Citiliner, Mega Bus and Mega Coach has announced it will be closing its operations, but services will continue until February 14.

Passengers with booked tickets after the date will be refunded.

The closure will result in more than 700 people without jobs.

Labour union Democratised Transport Logistics and Allied Workers Union (Detawu) says other ways of saving the company must first be explored.

Detawu’s deputy secretary-general, Nontembeko Luzipo says, “We will do anything in our power to close down Greyhound, we only received notifications of their intentions this past Monday. We view the speed of this process very suspicious. Firstly why they never informed labour if they were in financial trouble. Secondly why they didn’t opt for business rescue?”

Source: SABC News (sabcnews.com)