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Updated: 12/01/2012 06:57 | By Channel NewsAsia

WP says SMRT must address workers’ grievances better

WP says SMRT must address workers’ grievances better


WP says SMRT must address workers’ grievances better

SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party said it is disappointed that it has taken a strike to bring to the forefront the bus drivers’ grievances about their pay and living conditions.

In a statement issued on Friday evening, the party said the strike signals a failure in the labour dispute settlement process within SMRT.

It said while much attention this week has focused on the grievances of the bus drivers from China, SMRT must also address legitimate concerns that have been raised by all its bus drivers since the recent revision of salaries and work hours.

WP said its MPs will be asking questions about the four cases of drivers charged with instigating the illegal strike during the next sitting of Parliament.

— CNA/fa

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