Jönköping’s buses stop drivers ask protection

A local bus in Jönköping.
A local bus in Jönköping. Credit: Joséphine Simar

At 12 noon today the union Kommunal stopped all bus traffic in the town of Jönköping after failing to agree with employers Keolis on protection action for drivers.

The union had called for bus drivers to be provided with protection against the coronavirus while at work but was unhappy with the employers’ proposals.

Dismayed travellers in Stockholm posted pictures on social media of packed buses on their commute to work Monday morning.

Stockholm’s public transportation operator SL has reduced its’ collective bus, rail and boat traffic from today due to a shortage of drivers, and a fall in the number of passengers last week, and says it is ‘surprised’ by the reports.

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