Japanese bus drivers go on a strike – but it’s different !

Bus drivers in the Japanese city of Okayama are on strike as they seek greater job security in the face of stiff competition.
They haven’t stopped working (unlike their global counterparts in such situations). They’re still working, driving around picking up passengers.
But – they are NOT charging anything to passengers. That is, they are depriving the company of revenue as a protest.
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They continued to drive their buses, but covered up the ticket machines with cloths or blankets and allowed commuters to ride for free.

But Japan News website says the free rides are helping the company preserve its relationship with the passengers in the face of competition. [source]

Isn’t this an amazing way to protest?
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