Saturday, 5 April 2008

Would-be TRL passengers storm into...

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Austin Beyadi

People lined up for a Dar es Salaam - Mwanza Tanzania Railways Limited train trip for Tuesday this week yesterday marched to the company`s head offices in Dar es Salaam demanding alternative transport.

The development was a new turn to a labour dispute that saw the firm`s workers stage an indefinite strike on Thursday after their management defaulted on a minimum pay rise promise.

The would-be passengers blocked the entrance to the office of deputy executive director Dhanarjay Naik, calling on him to find them alternative transport to the Lake Victoria port city instead of refunding them their fare. The latter is the management's preference.

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