Fare increases and commuter expectations

When public service vehicle drivers say they want to go on strike and promise that it will be peaceful it is a rapidly flashing red light that should be watched with great seriousness. In the history of strike action no-one has ever promised to go on strike and be peaceful and actually managed it.

In the history of strike action, no bus and taxi operators have ever had any strike without elements of violence. In fact, they don’t even need strikes to get violent. Their work place is usually an unorthodox blend of madness and strife. Sometimes all it takes to trigger violence is a lady in a miniskirt or see-through blouse just walking casually by.

No sooner had the strike started than one taxi driver who was identified as a Judas Iscariot of sorts accosted and subjected to a few whips and claps to flush out the Iscariot cells and molecules from his head. Taxi rank justice is swift. He was accused of betraying the struggle, sentenced to a few whips that were immediately administered on the spot.

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