Thai bus unionists rally at Govt House

18:08, December 14, 2010      

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About 300 members of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority labor union rallied in front of the Government House on Tuesday to demand acquisition of new NGV buses.

The unionists sought a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Trairong Suwannakhiri to submit their own proposals, a local website reported.

The unionists called for the acquisition of new NGV buses to replace 700 old buses which was taken out of service, causing a daily loss of 3 to 3.5 million baht (99,900 to 116,550 U.S. dollars) in revenue.

The unionists said if the government did not respond clearly, they would gather about 5,000 bus workers for the mass rally in order to put pressure on the government.

Source: Xinhua
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