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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

BTS Skytrain workers demand 50 billion baht debt is settled

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Over 300 Bangkok BTS Skytrain workers staged a protest outside the Government House today, demanding that the Thai government settles its debt of over 50 billion baht. The workers are threatening to strike if the debt is not repaid or a measure is launched to solve the issue.

The government and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) owe over 50 billion baht to the BTS Group Holdings Public Company which constructed the BTS Green Line in 2019 on the BTS Skytrain network.

The BTS Skytrain reminded the government to pay its debt in April of 2021 and in November of last year with a debt collection video. The company shamed the government by airing the video on every screen inside the BTS trains and stations. However, no official announcement by the government has been made in response.

In fear of losing their jobs, over 300 BTS Skytrain staff protested…

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