27 Nov '12, 8am

to strike in SG, you must notify employer 14days in

to strike in SG, you must notify employer 14days in

SINGAPORE: 102 SMRT bus drivers, all China nationals, refused to turn up for work on Monday over pay dispute, and on Tuesday morning, over half of those involved did not show up for work again. There's been a lot of talk about why the media and even the Manpower Ministry and SMRT have not been calling the wage protest a strike. Instead, terms like "sit-in", "sit-out", "protest", "did not show up for work" were used. There are several reasons for this and they have to do with the law. As this has to do with an essential service - in this case, transport - the law is very specific on what is considered a strike. Under Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, it is a strike only when the worker gives his employer at least 14 days' advance notice of his intention to do so. This notice has to be signed by at least seven fellow workers involved in the strike or by at least seven...

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SMRT bus drivers' action was "illegal strike"

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straitstimes.com 27 Nov '12, 10am

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straitstimes.com 27 Nov '12, 2am

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bbc.co.uk 27 Nov '12, 8am

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Strike hits Singapore bus company

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bbc.co.uk 27 Nov '12, 8am

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mrbrown.com 26 Nov '12, 9am

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mrbrown.com 26 Nov '12, 12pm

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reuters.com 28 Nov '12, 10am

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reuters.com 26 Nov '12, 11am

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news.yahoo.com 28 Nov '12, 7am

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straitstimes.com 26 Nov '12, 8am

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singaporedaily.net 29 Nov '12, 4am

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