Bus drivers launch legal action against Singapore’s SBS Transit

A group of bus drivers in Singapore are suing SBS Transit for unpaid wages, and working overtime hours.
By: | October 3, 2019

Five bus drivers are suing Singapore’s main bus operator SBS Transit for underpaying them and making them work in excess of the legal limit of 44 hours a week.

One of the drivers, claimed he was expected to work seven days in a row before his day off. He says this was not stated in his letter of appointment.

He further alleges he was also not paid for working overtime previously.

The driver lodged a report with the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management, and his case was then referred to the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). However, no conclusive resolution was reached.

The bus company has told media it will “defend the allegations rigorously”.