Railway Union strike has ended
February 25, 2011.- After a chaotic morning for many users of railway, services begin to normalize after 12 noon, time that had been scheduled to end of the Railway Union strike calling for the release of unionist José Pedraza because of the Mariano Ferreyra crime.
The strike started at midnight yesterday and hit the lines Roca, San Martin, Mitre, Belgrano and Urquiza in all its branches. The exception was the Sarmiento line that does not respond to Pedraza’s union and therefore did not join the strike.
Traffic was a mess, the Federal Capital accesses were heavily congested as people who usually travel by train to work, this time they had to do it in bus, private cars or taxis.
To contract the great impact such action may have on the city, the government provided free to move groups of people from Temperley and Quilmes.
Minister Carlos Tomada had issued compulsory conciliation yesterday, but the union did not comply with the measure, so the official said that the union may receive harsh punishments for it, even take legal entity.
Meanwhile, Transportation Minister Juan Pablo Schiavi regretted the strike, saying it has nothing to do with a genuine claim.