illegal stoppage

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.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 2:21pm

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