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Capitol bus drivers back on picket line

Fired Capitol Bus Company drivers continue their protests in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo supplied
Fired Capitol Bus Company drivers continue their protests in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo supplied

Capitol bus drivers back on picket line

Fired Capitol Bus Company drivers resumed protests in front of their former employer’s office in Phnom Penh yesterday after a City Hall-brokered truce failed to bring forth a resolution to their dispute.

The 40 drivers, who say they were fired for trying to start a union, halted weeks of protests on January 26 after City Hall urged Capitol to consider hiring them back.

However, driver representative Hin Moeun said protests had resumed because the company had ignored the city’s request.

“We might have another huge protest, since we have protested for over a month without results,” he said.

“We ask people who love justice to temporarily stop using the company’s service to put pressure on the company to find a solution for us.”

Hor Ko Van, assistant to Capitol’s director, said the company was committed to not rehiring the drivers, adding that the number of Capitol customers had not decreased because of the protests.

“If they violate our rights, we have told our lawyer to prepare legal procedures to take measures against them, since they have to be accountable for their mistakes,” he said.


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