The Jakarta Post
Hundreds of bus drivers and conductors employed by bus company PT Arimbi Jaya Agung went on strike on Friday to protest the dismissal of colleagues involved in accidents.
The protesters failed to turn up for work at the bus company's head office in Cikokol, but the management declined to negotiate to end the strike.
Agus, a protester, said they went on strike to express their solidarity with many drivers and drivers' assistants who had been dismissed and asked to pay for damage caused in accidents.
'Such punishment is not fair. We could face similar sanctions if we and our buses have accidents,' he said, adding that nobody was intentionally involved in an accident.
In the meantime, hundreds of passengers were stranded at the bus company's head office during the strike.
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