Just hours ago, the queue at the security check point in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, came to a new slow! or slower than a three-legged tortoise! As employees of the baggage security check point held strike protest, refusing to continue work.
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Forcing management of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport requesting for manpower from Bangkok’s domestic airport, Don Meaung too.
Updates: Protests happening at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (As of 5pm Bangkok Time)
Currently, netizens are buzzing around the reasons of why the employees are protesting.
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Reason 1) Unhappy about wages. They get paid about 350baht for a 12 hour shift daily.
Reason 2) They have not been paid last year annual bonus.
Reason 3) Due to Chinese New Year Holidays, there is an influx of Chinese tourists, leading to a serious manpower shortage resulting in overwork.
Right now, netizens commenting that both Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport and Bangkok Don Meaung airport will be facing a much longer waiting time at the security checkpoints.
Do take note: Travellers heading in/out of Bangkok, do expect longer waiting time at the security checkpoint. Therefore, travellers leaving Bangkok, try to arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi much earlier. And travellers arriving in Bangkok, do try to be patient, as the management smooth things out with its’ employees.
*Update: The Negotiations are still on-going.
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