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Sikh bus driver wins right to wear turban in Finland


SukhdarshanLondon, Feb 27: A Sikh bus driver in Finland has won his fight to wear a turban while at work.

Gill Sukhdarshan Singh has been in dispute with his employer, Veolia Transport in the city of Vantaa, for more than a year for his right to wear turban at work, Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting company, reported on Tuesday.

His year-long dispute with the Veolia bus company was resolved after an agreement between the transport workers union (AKT) and the employers’ organisation (ALT).

Now, after this development, Sikhs would be able to wear either their own turban or one provided by their employer, the report said.

“It feels nice,” Gill was quoted as saying.

“I can wear my turban at work now and that’s the important thing,” he added.

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