A bus parked at the terminal in San Fernando this morning, as drivers failed to report for work in a continuation of industrial action. (Image by Ivan Toolsie)
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San Fernando bus drivers failed to report for work for a second day on Thursday, crippling operations along several routes which leave from the San Fernando Bus Terminal.

Chairman of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), Edwin Gooding, says he had no information about protests, but he said many drivers did not turn out for work.

The drivers have been complaining about poor health and safety conditions.

Passengers await an opportunity to board a PTSC bus. (Image: Ivan Toolsie)

Gooding told Guardian Media that PTSC had a contingency plan in place today to assist so that the commuting public will not be adversely affected. He promised to share further details later today once a proper assessment is done.

On Wednesday, PTSC issued a statement advising that operations had been disrupted because of industrial action by its workers.

During a protest earlier this week, Branch President Ryan Ramdath told Guardian Media that drivers did not have basic sanitation supplies.

A bus parked at the terminal in San Fernando this morning, as drivers failed to report for work in a continuation of industrial action. (Image by Ivan Toolsie)

First executive Vice President of the Transport and Industrial Workers Trade Union Paul Smith said workers were upset because of PTSC’s failure in engaging in wage negotiations.

He said the company gave a date for negotiation on February 1 but when the union contacted the Ministry, the union was told that nothing had been submitted by PTSC for the start of negotiations.

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This is a developing story and Guardian Media will update this story as information comes to hand.