Bus stop from midnight: 80 lines will not provide service in demand for salary improvements

Bus stop from midnight: 80 lines will not provide service in demand for salary improvements

The measure will mainly affect the lines of the DOTA company

At least 80 collective lines, whose workers are grouped in one of the opposition sectors within the Automobile Tram Union (UTA), will carry out a surprise strike from midnight to demand a salary increase and support for their representatives in certain union subsidiaries.

They are drivers who make up the blue list of the union, who have planned Monday afternoon to go to the National Ministry of Labor, located on Avenida Leandro N. Alem at 650, to hold a meeting with representatives of the directed portfolio by Raquel “Kelly” Olmos.

However, within the framework of a day marked by multiple pickets from social and left-wing organizations, the trade unionists suspended the march and decided, around 11 p.m. that day, to gather in front of the government headquarters to hold a camp. which lasted several days.

In the absence of an agreement with the national authorities, this faction of the union issued a statement announcing a “national strike of 12 hours” and threatening that if the conflict continues, it will also carry out a suspension of activities throughout. of the day. next March 23.

The force measurement will start at 00:00 this Friday and would mainly affect the lines of the DOTA company: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 31, 44, 50, 51, 56, 57, 74, 76, 79, 84, 91, 99, 101, 43 , 503 from San Vicente, 514 from Almirante Brown and 520 from Lanús.

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Specifically, the drivers demand a salary of 350,000 pesos for workers in the sector, to match the salary of their colleagues in the rest of the country, and officially assume 5 affiliates of the union (Santa Fe, Mar del Plata, Córdoba, Jujuy and Santiago del Estero) where, as they assured, the Blue List was imposed by popular vote in the last internal elections.

The drivers' camp in front of the Ministry of Labor
The drivers’ camp in front of the Ministry of Labor

The protest was led by the UTA sector which has as maximum references to Miguel Bustunduy there Osvaldo Agrafogowho challenge the power of the current general secretary of the union, Roberto Fernandez.

After several days of camping, the drivers announced this Thursday a total wall of the lines they represent, which will take effect from midnight this Friday and will remain, in principle, for 12 hours.

The conflict dates back to the end of February, when 50 bus lines interrupted service for almost 24 hours to demand payment of a 10% salary increase which had not been effective despite a prior agreement.

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After a virtual hearing convened by the Ministry of Labor, representatives of the DOTA company and the drivers of the lines concerned have reached an agreement to standardize the payment of the sum due.

As reported by the Labor Portfolio at the time, the meeting between the parties was held virtually and, subsequently, the union representatives submitted the results of the meeting to the assembly. With the commitment to settle the debt claimed by motorists, the public service used by tens of thousands of users in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and City of Buenos Aires gradually began to normalize.

However, the unexpected forceful measure had already left thousands of passengers on the AMBA without transportation.. More than 50 bus lines were affected by a trade union demand by workers in the DOTA Group, which covers much of the entire bus service in the city of Buenos Aires and its suburbs. The drivers demanded payment of a salary debt.

Indeed, the bus drivers reported to the head office, but until they received what the DOTA Group owed them, they did not provide the service, which made it difficult to many families, since that same day the courses began in the city of Buenos Aires.

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