SRT finds measures to prevent more strikes

August 30th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) calls a meeting this morning (August 30th) to assess the situation and find measures to prevent more train strikes.

The SRT Public Relations Division chief, Mr. Phairat Rotecharoen-ngam (ไพรัช โรจน์เจริญงาม), says there are 66 trains which have struck since yesterday. He says SRT’s executives have negotiated with representatives of the SRT labor unions from four provinces, including Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chumphon, and Nakhon Sawan to discuss the matter.

Mr. Phairat says the labor unions affirmed they have no conflict with the SRT executives and train officials working in the four provinces have the right to stop working and they has taken sick leave according to the organization’s procedure.

He encourages people to contact Train Hotline 1690 which operates around the clock or SRT War Room Center at 0-2220-4233 for information about train services during the strike.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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