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KMB suspends decision to fire Yip Wai Lam, leader of strike

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Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) has put a brake on its decision to sack four drivers for taking part in an impromptu strike last month.

The U-turn was announced in the early hours of Wednesday after KMB management held an emergency meeting with the protesting drivers.

The leader of the strike, Yip Wai Lam, and her husband, Lau Cheuk Hang, were arranged to meet KMB’s operations director Leung Kin Wang and general manager Godwin So Wai Kei at the bus company’s depot for more than an hour at around 2am on Wednesday.

KMB announced the dismissal decision on Tuesday. Yip, her husband, and two other drivers were initially fired for “serious violations” of rules when on duty and left their posts or stopped driving without authorisation, causing threats to passenger safety and other road users.

Dozens of members of the public and activists then went to KMB’s depot on Stonecutters Island on Tuesday night to show their support for Yip. They staged a sit-in at the depot and called for other KMB drivers to join in. The action ended after KMB agreed to meet Yip.

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