The long ordeal over whether Sikh bus driver Gill Sukhdarshan Singh could wear a turban to work has been decided in his favor, reports Helsingin Sanomat. A decision was reached last week between the Finnish Employers’ Federation of Road Transport (ALT) and Transport Workers’ Union AKT over the interpretation of the bus driver’s employment contract.
According to ALT and AKT, Sukhdarshan Singh has the right to wear a turban at work if he wants.
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Sukhdashan Singh’s employer Veolia has promised to abide by ALT’s and AKT’s interpretation as well as Helsingin Bussiliikkene, Helsinki’s municipal bus company.
The right to wear a turban at work is a historical decision that Sikh bus drivers got in England in the 1969.
Migrant Tales will publish more Tuesday on this landmark decision.
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