Japanese Bus Drivers Go on Strike by Giving Free Rides to Commuters
While going on strike is an effective means of getting a message across, there are times when it causes tremendous inconvenience to the general public.
With the commuters’ concerns in mind, a transport group seeking to ensure their job security in Okayama, Japan, recently went on an unusual strike where they continue to operate and even gave rides for free.
Bus drivers working with Ryobi Group took to the streets but chose to continue driving their routes while refusing to take fares from passengers, according to SoraNews24.
Their main complaint involved a new rival bus line Megurin, which started operating on Friday with some routes that overlap with those of Ryobi. The competition not only features some adorable new buses but it also offers a comparatively cheaper fare.