Sources familiar with the situation said the Transport Department had lobbied protest organiser the Federation of Bus Industry Trade Unions – which represents about 2,000 drivers from the city’s three largest franchised bus companies, KMB, Citybus and New World First Bus – but to no avail.
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The federation had asked whether the department would discuss its request to make the lost work hours payable, and when such discussions would take place.
“The department has been wishy-washy,” Sze said on Thursday.
“We have not been so tough on it, but it just won’t give us a clear answer on what we are asking for – a schedule to discuss our request.”
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