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    Someone must explain to these Chinese drivers that Singapore is a strike-free country especially for critical public services. Also the NTUC is always there to champion the interests of workers and everything here is based on tripartite agreement. Striking is not in our vocabulary, only working more and more productivily is.

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    Is not a strike, according to Garmen's state controlled media organisations ranked 135th in the Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Index they are just "refusing to go to work".

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    Maybe the mainland drivers are missing their wives and girlfriends.

    Such unrest is a sign of physical needs.

    The transport authority may have to subsidize their adventures to Lorong 18.

    A happy driver is a safe driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Also the NTUC is always there to champion the interests of workers .....
    Oops, my mistake. Latest news.
    NTWU says it can't act for SMRT's bus workers from PRC

    Maybe these workers should form their own workers party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    The transport authority may have to subsidize their adventures to Lorong 18.
    What should be the frequency of this servicing? Every 5,000 km?

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    What should be the frequency of this servicing? Every 5,000 km?
    By regular inspection from a regulatory board appointed by the public health practitioners of Lorong 18.

    The acute cases would be when the bus drivers deviate from their normal bus routes and drive a busload of school children into Lorong 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Maybe these workers should form their own workers party.
    So what would be the symbol of their new party?

    A brake?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Is not a strike, according to Garmen's state controlled media organisations ranked 135th in the Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Index they are just "refusing to go to work".

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    the chinese wan bao called it a strike i think which some just can't help wonder which to listen to...

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    maybe some papers cannot say strikes...
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    the chinese wan bao called it a strike i think which some just can't help wonder which to listen to...
    罢工 when translated literally also means "refusing to go to work".
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    Basically PRC bus drivers feel treated differently from Malaysian colleagues.

    Foreigners from country X are unhappy with Foreigners from country Y; within Singapore.

    TV news say solved and SMRT will give answer in 1 week's time.

    If the answer is not satisfactory 1 week later, will the PRC bus drivers sit on grass lawn in front of Parliament House?
    Some PRC construction workers did that years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Is not a strike, according to Garmen's state controlled media organisations ranked 135th in the Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Index they are just "refusing to go to work".

    The Straits Times

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    Ho ho ho, i'm fine with calling it taking MC, or refusing to go to work, or whatever crap the 154th puts out. Because if we all avoid calling it a strike, we can pretend it's not a strike, and then the whole incident isn't real. Nobody then needs to deal with anything. Great way to resolve problems.

    Anyway i screencaps a whole lot of online articles from msm calling it a strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    So what would be the symbol of their new party?

    A brake?




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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid
    maybe some papers cannot say strikes...
    their computers auto correct that word.....lol

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    The red van police unit was activated. So even if they do not want to use the word which seems taboo, the rest of the world knows what it is. Just call a spade, a spade. And deal with it accordingly. After all these are foreigners who do not care how their actions affect Singapore in the longer term because they would have left after a short while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    The red van police unit was activated.
    this unit also activated for some convention . very heavy handed as usual .
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    someone want to make it low key news.
    Think of concepts and work towards it.

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    Default Re: Ho ho ho, smrt bus drivers go on strike

    anyways its a new record. look at the graph. very little/close to no strikes in a long run. since no union approved/50% vote etc... cannot be called a strike... but hey! can always count the man hours lost

    Strikes - Ministry of Manpower

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    anyways its a new record. look at the graph. very little/close to no strikes in a long run. since no union approved/50% vote etc... cannot be called a strike... but hey! can always count the man hours lost

    Strikes - Ministry of Manpower

    There was one in 86 sanctioned by the late Ong Teng Cheong.

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