taxi strikes in Cape Town
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A restaurant in Cape Town is making matters easier for staff amid the taxi strikes in Cape Town; checking them into a hotel near work. Now the team is safe and can continue ‘business unusual’ without worrying.


Cape Town, South Africa (08 August, 2023) — A well-loved restaurant at the V&A Waterfront is leading by example amid the taxi strikes in Cape Town.

The taxi strikes, which began on Thursday 3 August, have caused multiple businesses and services across the city to shut down or cut their hours—from sidewalk cafes to gyms and government departments.

However, instead of closing up shop or expecting staff to make a plan to get to work in impossible and unsafe conditions, the Belgian restaurant opted to book their staff into a nearby hotel so that they wouldn’t lose out on pay and so that the business could continue ‘business as unusual’.

“Our team are still staying safely in the city, they are missing their families and friends but are determined to keep the business running,” shared the restaurant. 

The reality is that many of the jobs that the people of Cape Town can’t get to determine pay based on clocking in hours. The workforce is the life force of any company, so the businesses and employers that can and do step up, matter.

While the stress and unrest from the taxi strikes in Cape Town persists, there are always helpers to be found and plan makers to take notes from!

Sources: Den Anker
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