Turkey - Protest in public bus transport - March 31, 2018
Drivers went on strike and the private owners of at least 600 public buses withdrew their buses from service to protest financial hurdles announced by the Istanbul municipality. The drivers who went on strike demand transport fares to rise, they claim that 17% of the passengers is using the busses for free. According to the trade union, the transportation fee, which they took from the Istanbul Municipality, did not absorb the cost. The union claims that with this amount of money no employer will be able to pay their drivers’ salaries.
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