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Greyhound announces closure.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

Long-distance luxury passenger bus carrier, Greyhound has announced the closure of its operations yesterday.

The company, which has been reported to have been in business  for 37 years, sent out a statement via its social media platforms announcing its closure.

According to the statement its services will be discontinued from the 14th of February 2021.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), said they not happy with the closure because a lot of people are going to be out of jobs

Numsa says Unitrans Passenger employs more than 3 000 employees from its various passenger divisions and more than 600 employees will be affected by the contemplated closure of the companies Greyhound, Magic Bus and Megabus Midrand.

NUMSA spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says Unitrans Passenger only informed the union on Tuesday about the decision to close down.

NUMSA said it’s weighing its options and does not rule out the possibility of approaching the labor court to interdict the entire process.

“We are waiting for the CCMA to indicate to us when they will hand down a date for the first consultation,” said Hlubi-Majola.

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