Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Drivers of Public Transport Institution On Strike for The Second Day

“Great paralysis”, said a report by Centre for Trade Unions and Workers’ Services (CTUWS) describing the effects of the strike the drivers of the Public Transport Institution held yesterday and continuing today.

Drivers are protesting the decision taken by the institution to put the money paid for traffic violations on drivers. Driver no. 6346 have to pay around 11,000 pounds for these violations while the average salary for each drivers is about 500 pounds!

They say that they would go on a hunger-strike if no one listened to them.

Wish them all luck…

Update: The strike has been suspended after the government yielded to all the demands… Well done comrades.

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