Bus services in Dar-as-Saleam stopped for twelve hours on thursday (4 Jan) because of a strike by employees of the city's motor transport company.
GV PAN..Bus terminus
GV Buses awaiting crews (2 shots)
GV PAN..Bus workers meeting
GV People walking in street
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Background: Bus services in Dar-as-Saleam stopped for twelve hours on thursday (4 Jan) because of a strike by employees of the city's motor transport company.
Trouble began on December the 27th when drivers, conductors and maintenance men struck in support of pay claim. Late, nine company workers, six drivers and three conductors, were arrested and charged with unlawfully inciting workers to take part in a strike. They were remended in tuesday.
Thursday's strike was in protest against the arrests.
The tanzanian government in turn, retaliated by dismissing the II-hundred strikers. But, they were reinstated after signing pledges not to strike again.
Dar-es-Salaam's bus services were back to normal on Friday (5 Jan).
SYNOPSIS: In Dar-es-salaam, the capital of tanzania, there was no bus service on Thursday, because of a strike by the transport company's drivers, conductors and maintenance workers.
They were protesting against the arrest of workmates who took part in an earlier strike in support of wage claims. The government retaliated against the strikers on thursday be dismissing them... all eleven hundred men. They were reinstated after signing pledges not to go on strike again.
The strike was Illegal, like all ??? in ??? many people had ??? walk to and from week. But, by Friday, as the men went back to the job, bus service in Dar-es-salam returned to normal again.