Thailand: State enterprise workers on strike from May 22

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Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban

State enterprise labour unions have agreed to a strike of state workers from May 22 to show disapproval of the “Thaksin regime” and those government officials that “serve as its lackeys”, the State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation secretary-general Komsan Thongsiri said on May 18.

He added that this was one of five resolutions made at a meeting between representatives of state enterprise labour unions and People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban at the Government House in Bangkok. The meeting was intended to lay down an “operational plan to retake sovereign power”.

He did no specify what public services would be affected, but said that the confederation would not resort to cutting power or water supplies. Among state-owned or partly state-owned companies in Thailand are State Railway of Thailand, Ports Authority of Thailand, Airports of Thailand, Krung Thai Bank, Thai Airways, Mass Rapid Transit Authority, television operator MCOT, oil company PTT, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Metropolitan/Provincial Waterworks Authority, Industrial Estate Authority and others.

No indications were made whether air traffic would be hit by the strike.

The five resolutions reached at the meeting are for all state enterprise labour unions and their members to do as follows:

* Issue a statement to disregard the Thaksin regime and officials serving as its lackeys

* Erect signboards to disapprove of the Thaksin regime and such officials

* Display a sign of civil disobedience against the regime by affixing a national flag or other symbols on their vehicles or workplaces

* Join operations of the anti-government protesters on May 19 to 21 to retake state power

* Go on a work stoppage from May 22

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Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban

State enterprise labour unions have agreed to a strike of state workers from May 22 to show disapproval of the “Thaksin regime” and those government officials that “serve as its lackeys”, the State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation secretary-general Komsan Thongsiri said on May 18.

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Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban

State enterprise labour unions have agreed to a strike of state workers from May 22 to show disapproval of the “Thaksin regime” and those government officials that “serve as its lackeys”, the State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation secretary-general Komsan Thongsiri said on May 18.

He added that this was one of five resolutions made at a meeting between representatives of state enterprise labour unions and People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban at the Government House in Bangkok. The meeting was intended to lay down an “operational plan to retake sovereign power”.

He did no specify what public services would be affected, but said that the confederation would not resort to cutting power or water supplies. Among state-owned or partly state-owned companies in Thailand are State Railway of Thailand, Ports Authority of Thailand, Airports of Thailand, Krung Thai Bank, Thai Airways, Mass Rapid Transit Authority, television operator MCOT, oil company PTT, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Metropolitan/Provincial Waterworks Authority, Industrial Estate Authority and others.

No indications were made whether air traffic would be hit by the strike.

The five resolutions reached at the meeting are for all state enterprise labour unions and their members to do as follows:

* Issue a statement to disregard the Thaksin regime and officials serving as its lackeys

* Erect signboards to disapprove of the Thaksin regime and such officials

* Display a sign of civil disobedience against the regime by affixing a national flag or other symbols on their vehicles or workplaces

* Join operations of the anti-government protesters on May 19 to 21 to retake state power

* Go on a work stoppage from May 22

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