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ALL PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES (PSVs) are expected back on the road today after a day of protest action which left hundreds of adults and schoolchildren stranded.

The newly-formed Public Service Vehicle Workers’ Association (PSVWA), which was behind the strike action for the second time in six days, will finally meet with the Transport Authority at the Constitution River Terminal today at 10 a.m.

The announcement was made by public relations officer of the PSVWA, Fabian Wharton, after the group met at the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) headquarters, Dalkeith Road for more than seven hours.

“The reason we took so long to decide what we are going to do next is because there is general feeling among the membership of ‘here we go again. They are not going to meet us’. That is the general belief.

“[But] we have been given the assurance that the meeting is definitely on, so we will attend that meeting and establish protocol going forward,” Wharton said.

Their apprehension came after a scheduled meeting on Monday with the Transport Authority was called off. It was among the agreed terms after operators staged a similar action last Wednesday.

The action, however, was not supported by the Association of Public Transport Operators or the Alliance Owners of Public Transport, and this led to the formation of PSVWA. (TG)


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