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Bus driver strike

Singapore jails four Chinese bus drivers for going on strike

Liu Xiangying (left) and Gao Yue Qiang at court. Photo: AFP

Liu Xiangying, 33, Gao Yue Qiang, 32 and Wang Xianjie, 39 - all former drivers at state-linked Singapore transport firm SMRT - were each sentenced to six weeks in prison for conspiring on a two-day strike last November.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 2:52am

Chinese strikers weighing legal steps in Singapore

Chinese bus drivers (from left to right) Gao Yueqiang, Liu Xiangying, He Junling and Wang Xianjie. Photos: Xinhua

Four Chinese bus drivers facing possible jail for instigating Singapore’s first industrial strike in 26 years were given more time on Wednesday to explore their legal options.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:21pm

Activists in Singapore and Hong Kong back workers' right to strike in Lion City

Demonstrators protested against Singapore's bid to punish a group of mainland Chinese drivers who were involved in a industrial strike. Photo: AFP

Activists in Hong Kong and Singapore have expressed outrage over a crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state's first industrial strike in 26 years to demand better pay and conditions.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

Activists slam Singapore crackdown on Chinese strikers

Members of a labour union hold placards with pictures of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reading 'Release the striking bus driver, restrict a charge' near the Singapore Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Activists expressed outrage on Wednesday over Singapore’s crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state’s first industrial strike in 26 years to demand better pay.

5 Dec 2012 - 8:00pm 11 comments

Singapore jails Chinese bus driver over strike

A bus brings Chinese bus drivers to Admiralty West prison in Singapore. Photo: AP

Singapore sentenced a Chinese immigrant bus driver to six weeks in prison on Monday for his involvement in the city-state’s first labour strike in 26 years.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:52pm

Singapore to deport 29 striking Chinese-national bus drivers

A policeman looks on as foreign workers enter their dormitory in Singapore on November 26, 2012. Photo: AFP

Singapore will deport 29 bus drivers to China and prosecute five others for taking part in the city state's first strike since the 1980s. The order from the Ministry of Manpower came a day after Beijing urged Singapore to respect the workers' legal rights while also cautioning its citizens to obey local laws.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:39am

Singapore to deport Chinese bus drivers in strike

An Immigration and Checkpoint Authority vehicle leaves the Admiralty West Prison where mainland Chinese SMRT bus drivers were taken on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Singapore will deport 29 mainland Chinese bus drivers and prosecute five others for taking part in the city-state’s first strike since the 1980s, the government said on Saturday.

1 Dec 2012 - 6:07pm 2 comments

Four Chinese bus drivers charged after Singapore strike ends

Policemen stand by the entrance to a foreign workers dormitory in Singapore. Photo: AFP

Four mainland Chinese bus drivers accused of instigating Singapore's first strike since the 1980s were charged yesterday with criminal offences that could land them in prison.

The four men, aged from 32 to 39, were taken to court one day after mainland Chinese drivers at state-linked transport group SMRT ended a two-day work stoppage aimed at securing better pay.

30 Nov 2012 - 4:05am

Singapore strike a symptom of deeper woes

Chinese drivers at their dormitory. Photo: Reuters

Singapore's first strike in more than 25 years has highlighted the strains on the nation as it copes with an influx of foreign workers and growing discontent.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:26am

Singapore's first strike in 26 years peters out

Foreign workers wait for their transportation to work outside their dormitory in Singapore on Monday. Photo: AFP

Singapore’s first strike in 26 years petered out on Wednesday with most of the Chinese bus drivers who had stopped working to demand higher pay reporting for duty.

State-linked transport operator SMRT said only six drivers failed to turn up during the morning shift, compared to a total of 171 on Monday, and the company was investigating why they were absent.

28 Nov 2012 - 7:52pm

Scores of Chinese bus drivers continue strike in Singapore

A policeman (R) looks on as foreign workers enter their dormitory in Singapore on November 26, 2012. Photo: AFP

Singapore yesterday issued a warning to mainland Chinese bus drivers, who are staging the first strike in the city-state for more than 25 years - an act that could land them in prison.

A total of 102 Chinese drivers working for state-linked transport firm SMRT began their wildcat strike over pay on Monday, refusing to board a shuttle bus from their dormitory to a depot.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:45am

Briefs, November 27, 2012

More than 100 mainland Chinese bus drivers in Singapore refused to work in a rare case of labour mass action in the city-state. Photo: AFP

More than 100 mainland Chinese bus drivers in Singapore refused to work yesterday in a rare case of labour mass action in the city state. The drivers, disgruntled over their pay from state-linked transport firm SMRT, refused to board a shuttle ferrying them from their dormitory to a depot. 

27 Nov 2012 - 5:25am