Striking school bus drivers leave 7 000 pupils stranded in Western Cape

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Cape Town – At least 7 000 learners in the province were stranded yesterday after their transport services came to a halt.Service providers for learners downed tools because of grievances over contract negotiations with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).

The learners were unable to attend school because many parents had not been warned about the strike.Women on Farms Project programme officer Chaleen Arendse said learners across the Cape Winelands had been left waiting for transport that never arrived.“Nobody was informed, and parents who were able to arrange transport to school did not do so, because how would their children get home?” asked Arendse.

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