Temporary Staff Agreement between Go-Ahead Singapore (GAS), SBS Transit and SMRT Buses
20 September 2016 - Go-Ahead Singapore today announced that it has entered into short-term sub-contracting arrangements with SBS Transit and SMRT Buses. As a result, 30 SBS Transit Bus Captains will be deployed at Loyang Depot from tomorrow (Wednesday 21 September 2016) for approximately two months to drive Services 358 and 359. In addition, SMRT is sending 10 BCs to assist GAS.
GAS requested this arrangement as it is temporarily short of Bus Captains. This is predominantly due to higher than expected staff attrition and the fine tuning of its schedules. The company added that it currently has 38 Bus Captains due to enter service over the coming weeks and that it is actively sourcing for and recruiting more Bus Captains.
David Cutts, GAS Deputy Chairman, said: “This move is about ensuring commuters continue to receive a service they can rely on. I am grateful to SBS Transit and SMRT Buses for their support and we will work towards recruiting and training more Bus Captains so as to take care of the journeys of commuters.”