PTSC accuses drivers of sabotaging vehicles
The Public Transport Services Corporation (PTSC) has issued a statement insinuating that sabotage was behind its service delays experienced on Friday.
PTSC says an unusually large number of problems occurred with its fleet and does not believe it was a coincidence.
"The PTSC experienced delays in our services today as a result of an unusually large number of our fleet being defected by our Drivers."
“We have reason to believe that this is related to on-going negotiations in which non-cost items are being negotiated between the Union and the PTSC.”
According to the PTSC, the Transport and Industrial Workers Union (TIWU) is seeking to negotiate cost items but says it is unable to do so without the approval of the Chief Personnel Officer.
“The PTSC remains committed to negotiating in good faith within the authority of the Corporation, a situation that is well known to the Union. We are diligently working towards rectifying the situation and returning to our normal bus schedules within the shortest possible timeframe.”
"We apologize for the disruption and firmly believe that our loyal commuters deserve much better than this and should not be made to suffer for a situation beyond our control."
PTSC expressed hope for the resumption of regular services by Friday.