26 Nov 2012

Singapore: Riot police called in to control strike

Riot police were called in to control a strike by some 102 bus drivers earlier today. The workers from SMRT Corporation did not picket, but staged the strike at their dormitory in Woodlands instead. According to Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News, the drivers, who are all Chinese nationals, were unhappy about perceived discrimination in a recent pay raise. Malaysian drivers at the company reportedly got a $275 increment and a month's bonus, while Chinese nationals were only paid $75 extra without any bonus.

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