Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Public transport stalled: Argentine trains work again after agreement with the government

The railway fraternity, in conjunction with Western Union, announced Monday night that trains would not operate 24 hours a day due to a “violation” claiming a bonus of 50,000 pesos (about $313) for retirees and pensioners in the sector. Regarding the commitment assumed by the Ministry of Labour.

loss Argentina trains After agreeing to open a new dialogue table with railway unions to return to work this Tuesday Ministry of Labor and Transport, After more than 12 hours without service.

“From the last meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Transport in the Ministry of Labor, it was decided to follow the mandatory conciliation and Open a new dialogue table to deal with the painful needs expressed in our claim”, A last-minute statement issued by the La Fraternidad Railway Union reads.

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In this regard, the Transport Department had informed that the force majeure started in the early hours of today and Arrived on trains operating in the metropolitan area of ​​Buenos Aires -which brings together 14.8 million residents- regional and long distance.

The train halt took many passengers by surprise and the bad mood of those who consulted the local media was clear when they said that the crowded buses passed and did not stop and that they expected to be late for their jobs and the day will lose his salary. Concept of presentation, accompanied by anxiety about returning home.

Train stops in Argentina

For his part, Rubén Dario Sobrero, general secretary of the Western Section Railway Union, explained to the local press that the union was discussing emergency bonuses for railway retirees, as they are below the poverty line.

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However, in the past few hours the Argentine government managed to reach an agreement with trade unions, who lifted the measure, and would have a period of 20 days to resolve the conflict.

Although trains are running again, there are reports of delays due to changes in the scheduled service schedule.

On the other hand, the strike on one of the metro line “D” of the city of Buenos Aires was also called off, demanding two days of rest, more personnel and fleet renewal from 2:00 pm local time. , as announced by the Union Association of Subway and Premetro Workers.

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