Jeepney drivers warned vs joining transport strike

By: Inquirer.net October 07,2018 - 11:22 PM

TRANSPORT STRIKE FAILS/OCT. 16, 2017: A passenger Jeepney pass by members of Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) Cebu chapter as they hold a nationwide transport strike along Osmeña B;vd. corner P Del Rosario street.(CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

The government warned on Sunday that it would not tolerate jeepney drivers who would join a transportation strike that might happen within the month.

Several transportation operators have announced their plan to hold a transport strike due to the continuous increase in fuel prices.

Operators said the impending strike is their version of ‘Red October,’ the alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.

However, a joint statement issued by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), stated that “The (Public Utility Vehicle) operator shall not resort to (a) cessation of service” and that “the rule of law would be enforced if the pending transport strike continues.”

“The law clearly states that being granted public transport franchises is a privilege and a public responsibility, and violating this responsibility will result to sanctions,” the government agencies emphasized.

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