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Sikh bus driver wins right to wear turban in Finland

IANS  London, February 26, 2014
First Published: 19:21 IST(26/2/2014) | Last Updated: 19:23 IST(26/2/2014)

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, Sikhs would be able to wear either their own turban or the 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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