The Straits Times
Published on Nov 27, 2012

SMRT bus drivers' strike: 95% of services ran today despite 60 not turning up for work


SMRT managed to get 95 per cent of its bus services running today despite about 60 China-born bus drivers not turning up for work.

The operator used its own standby drivers, it was revealed at a Ministry of Manpower press conference that has concluded

On Monday, when 102 drivers refused to work because of unhappiness over salary, SMRT got 90 per cent of its services running.

Acting Minister Tan Chuan-Jin had harsh words for the drivers at the conference, reiterating that their action was "unacceptable".