BMTA labor union calls for Govt’s non-violence to protesters

August 30th, 2008 - 9:48 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The labour union of Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) calls for the government not to use force with protesters led by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in all cases. The labour union of Thai Airways International Airlines (THAI) also expresses dissatisfaction to the government’s dispersion of demonstrators.

According to the BMTA union’s recent announcement, it will closely follow the situations closely and will prompt with an immediate action if the Government strikes at the protesters once again.

The THAI labor union says its 15,000 members can take leave without submitting their leave letter in compliance with the union regulations. The union recently disapproves the Government’s use force to scatter the protesters both at the Government House and Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge despite of the earlier declaration of not committing assault to the dissenters.

THAI president Chaemsri Sukchotirat (แจ่มศรี สุกโชติรัตน์) revealed that the union disagreed with the Government’s recent move, adding that if the members desired to take part the congregation with the PAD, they could do it in accordance with their rights.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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