Subway strike tomorrow from 11am until Friday
The subway workers announced today a service’s strike from 11am tomorrow until Friday at 5hs demanding the creation of a new union.
The measure was adopted after failing a meeting with Labor Ministry officials to achieve their national legal status as an independent union.
The Workers’ Trade Union Association and Premetro Subway (AGTSyP) blamed the Labor Ministry for the new strike because of its “refusal” to rule on the recognition of the entity as a trade union established outside the Urban Transport Workers Union (AWU) .
Beto Pianelli’s referents Ariel Mastandrea, Nestor Segovia and Claudio Dellecarbonara said they left empty handed from the meeting with Tomada.
Minister Tomada had summoned UTA’s representatives on Monday and Tuesday to negotiate a solution to the conflict over the union framework.
The national staff had decided to intervene on Thursday, amid other strikes, before the union’s announcement that they would hold a strike for 24 hours in case they didn’t receive an answer to their complaints.
Metrovías, meanwhile, estimated that the new strike “will generate a gross disservice to the 1 million users who take the subway at that time.
Last week, a measure taken from 19 to 23hs, conducted by the unionists confronted with UTA, resulted in incidents between the two groups, besides affecting thousands of users.