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SMRT bus drivers can return to 5-day week - without pay rise

Published on Sep 29, 2012 6:00 AM
 
SMRT bus drivers unhappy with the company's move to a six-day work week can return to a five-day schedule - if they give up the rise in their basic pay. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SMRT bus drivers unhappy with the company's move to a six-day work week can return to a five-day schedule - if they give up the rise in their basic pay.

Responding to Straits Times' queries on Friday night, the National Transport Workers' Union (NTWU) said this option was made known to the drivers when the move was announced in May.

Bus drivers can request to return to a five-day work week from next month. The adjusted schedules will take effect from January next year.

The union's response follows an appeal made by five workers to labour chief Lim Swee Say about the changes. Mr Lim is the secretary-general of the National Trades Union Congress.

 
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