A bus operator in Dresden, Germany has been fired for displaying a sign in the window of his bus that read “This bus is driven by a German driver.”
Jewish-liberal outrage was sparked after an anti-german passenger spotted the sign, took a picture of it, and forwarded it to the Dresden Transport Company (DVB) on social media, Deutsche Welle reports.
Shortly after, Dresden’s transport authority (DVB) responded to the social media outrage, saying: “Hello, the message has reached us. We’re also wondering what’s wrong with this colleague. He is no longer on the road and this behavior will have consequences.”
Anja Ehrhardt, the spokeswoman for DVB then confirmed that the driver’s employment had been terminated over a rule that prohibits drivers from expressing their “political opinions”.
“We can under no circumstances tolerate such actions,” Ehrhardt said.
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After hearing about the incident, Mathias Pesche, the head of the subcontracting company who hired the man said that he was shocked by the situation.
“This is a long-term employee of ours. His service has now been discontinued. He won’t be in the schedule tomorrow,” Pesche said.
In recent months, the DVB has gone on a recruitment drive to bring in foreign drivers fill the vacancies in its expanding network. It’s reasonable to assume that the driver who displayed the sign was likely disillusioned with the company’s attempt to fill positions with migrants instead of domestic workers.
Recently, the company hired 19 drivers from Serbia despite them not knowing the German language.