Ahsa school drivers threaten strike in wage row

AHSA: A dispute broke out between the Department of Education in Ahsa and 54 drivers who were outsourced from a transportation company after the drivers discovered that they were not receiving their economic rights.

The drivers threatened not to take the students to their schools on Tuesday, unless they were guaranteed their rights.

One of the drivers, Ali Al-Makki, said that the drivers loaned to the Education Department were hired by the transport company on monthly salaries.

“However, the company stopped paying our salaries without giving a reason even though we have been its regular employees for more than nine years,” Al-Makki added.

One of the drivers said it was extremely hard to negotiate with the company management, as they put impossible demands, such as bringing sponsors to take out bank loans.

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