Ho ho ho, smrt bus drivers go on strike


An drew

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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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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.
 

An drew

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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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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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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

Channel News Asia (CNA)
the chinese wan bao called it a strike i think:bsmilie: which some just can't help wonder which to listen to...
 

fotoudavid

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maybe some papers cannot say strikes...
 

ricohflex

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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.
 

ArchRival

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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".

The Straits Times

Channel News Asia (CNA)
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.
 

ricohflex

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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.
 

airforce1

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someone want to make it low key news.
 

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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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ArchRival

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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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