BMTA says buses will not strikeSeptember 3rd, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Director of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), Phinet Phuaphatthanakul (พิเณศวร์ พัวพัฒนกุล), says all BMTA buses will continue to provide transportation services as usual and its labor union will not strike to pressure the government.
The director also affirms the labor union will not lead the employees to join a rally by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). However, he says buses in some routes have been delayed due to the PAD rally on Ratchadamnoen Road and the Government House, leading to long waits amongst commuters. Some of the buses have changed their routes to avoid the rallies.
Meanwhile, Director of the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) Sunida Sakulrattana (สุนิดา สกุลรัตนะ) says all ports supervised by PAT will not be closed as rumored and they still operate as normal.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand